The on-line museum of North America's independent department stores. The museum holds all sorts of information about classic department stores which either no longer exist, or are changed beyond recognition. A few of them are still with us, and provide an interesting connection to North America's retail past. The others are presented so that they may be properly remembered as a tangible part of the lives of their customers, shopping destinations where memories were often made.
McCurdy & Co., Rochester, New York
McCurdy's original building dates from 1901, and was
expanded in 1913, 1923, and 1928.
The store received a modernistic make-over in the
1960s with the opening of the Midtown Plaza
shopping center, to which it was directly connected.