John Bressmer Co., Springfield, Illinois

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  1. This store was located in Springfield, IL, not Missouri. It was located at 631 E. Adams Street in downtown Springfield. When the White Oaks Mall opened in 1977, Bressmer's opened a store there as well. The mall store soon became a Stix, Baer and Fuller, which disappeared around 1980 ( I think Dillard's bought them out and closed this store). Bressmer's closed its downtown store in 1980 as well. One of the State agencies now uses the building. I remember going into the downtown store as a kid in the 1970's and riding the escalators up and down.

    Here is a link of the store front:

  2. I was the Ladies Moderate and Better Sportwear Buyer for Bressmers from 1971-1973 and worked in various positions there prior to be named Buyer (Assistant Buyer for same Departments, Fine China and Housewares, Junior Department). It was a wonderful place to work, high class, high standards and an experience I will never forget! Yes, logged many a trip on the escalators as Better Sportswear was righ off the third floor escalator exit!

  3. When I was a senior in high school in 1970, the youth department (in the basement) sponsored a "puzzle" contest. I can't remember if I won because I was the fastest to complete the puzzle or if my name was entered in a drawing....but I won and was thrilled to go off to college with several new outfits and a "trendy" maxi-coat.


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