Gilmore Brothers, Kalamazoo, Michigan


The oldest part of Gilmore's fronted on Burdick
Street, and became part of the store's "Mall
Boutiques" after 1959

Gilmores expanded with Kalamazoo's growth by
building a large six-story building facing Farmer
Street and connected to its older space on Burdick


Five sections of the Burdick street building became
"Mall Boutiques." These facades were replaced by a
sterile, box-like modern facade in the 1980s

Gilmore Brothers
Kalamazoo Mall
143 South Burdick Street
Kalamazoo, Michigan


DOWNTOWN STORE DIRECTORY

Basement
Gilmore's Basement Store

Main Floor
Fine Jewelry • Costume Jewelry • Handbags • Small Leather Goods • Gloves • Neckwear • Heavenly Hair Creations • Accessories • Hosiery • Cosmetics • Lingerie • Blouses • Main Floor Sportswear • Cards 'N Things • Candy • Gourmet Shop
Mall Boutiques Men's Store • Young Men's Shop • Ice Cream Parlor • Trim-the-Home Shop • Toy Store • Campus Shop

Second Floor
Dresses • Coats • Suits • Sportswear • Queen Size • Beter Dresses • Contempo • The Place • California Shop • Furs • Bridal • Millinery • Shoe Salon
A Place of Your Own Junior Sportswear • Junior Dresses • Junior Coats

Third Floor
Lingerie • Leisurewear • Foundations • Fabrics • Art Needlework • Bedding • Bath Shop • Linens • Closet Shop

Fourth Floor
China • Glassware • Silverware • Gifts • Lamps • Pictures • Draperies • Carpets • Housewares • Hostess Shop

Fifth Floor
Infants' Shop • Toddlers' Shop • Girls' Shop • Co-Ed • Boy's Shop • Children's Shoes • Gilmore's Tea Room • Executive Offices • Customer Service • Credit Office • Cashier


BRANCH STORES (Through 1980)

Maple Hill Mall (10.1972)


Southland (08.1974)
Portage, Michigan


J.W. Knapp Company, Lansing, Michigan


Looking like a yellow-and-blue ocean liner docked in the
middle of Michigan's capitol city, Knapps was housed
in one of the state's finest examples of art-deco design.

The store's striking exterior design was
often portrayed in advertising.

Knapp's interior as seen from the store's
extensive mezzanine.

In 1961, Knapps extended to Capitol Avenue by taking
over an exiting Pontiac dealership; the one-story
addition housed appliance, toy, and sporting
goods departments.

"Central Michigan's Store of Stores!"

J.W. Knapp Company
300 South Washington Avenue
Lansing, Michigan

IVanhoe 9-6551


Basement
Knapp's Luncheonette
Knapp's Downtairs Budget Store


Street Floor
Fine Jewelry • Costume Jewelry • Handbags • Small Leather Goods • Gloves • Neckwear • Hosiery • Accessories • Street Floor Lingerie • Street Floor Sportswear • Cosmetics • Toiletries • Notions • Stationery • Candle Shop • Candy • Service Desk
Store for Men Men's Furnishings • Men's Sportwear • Men's Clothing • Men's Shoes
Capitol Avenue
Cameras • Luggage • Home Appliance Center • Television and Audio Center • Housewares • Paint and Art Supplies • Santa Claus Toyland

Mezzanine
The Book Corner • Radio and Records • China • Glasware • Gifts • Sterling • Gifts • Home Accesories • Gift Wrapping Center

Second Floor - The Fashion Floor
Smart Money Shop • Daytime DressesvHalf-Size Dresses • Dresses • Coats • Sportswear • Young Modern Shop • Better Dress Shop • Better Sportswear • Formal Dress Shop • Bridal Salon • Fur Salon • Millinery Salon • Wigs • Beauty Shop • Lingerie • Foundations • Sleepwear • Robes
Young America Shop Junior Dresses • Junior SportswearvJunior Coats

Third Floor - The Family Floor
Infants' Wear • Children's Wear • Boys' Wear • Girls' Wear • Teen's Wear • Children's Shoes • Toy Center • Fashion Fabrics • Art Needlework • Sewing Machines

Fourth  Floor - The Home Furnishings Floor
Draperies • Slipcovers • Lamps • Pictures and Mirrors • Linens • Domestics • Home Planning Center

Fifth Floor
Furniture • Sleep Shop • Carpeting • Rugs • Administrative Offices • Cash Office • Credit Office • Personnel Office
(208,000 s.f.)






East Lansing
M.A.C. Avenue and Albert St.
April, 1961
45,000 s.f.

Meridian Mall
Okemos
1969



Coming in due course.

Dayton's, Minneapolis, Minnesota



Read the new History Press book
about Dayton's

Or, choose the well-done
Arcadia Book about Dayton's

The oldest portion of Dayton's enormous store,
on the southwest corner of Nicollet and
Seventh Street.  The original Radisson
hotel can be seen to the right of the store.


The store was expanded along Eighth Street in the
1930s and again in the 1950s, resulting in a massive,
twelve story block, crowned by the renowned
Sky Room restaurant.


The newer block presented an
imposing face on Nicollet Avenue.

The newer block closed a vista along Lasalle Avenue.
It began as a two-story parking garage which
eventually formed a base for the tall store building.



"The Northwest's Great Store"

The Dayton Company (Dayton's)
700 Nicollet
Minneapolis, Minnesota

FEderal 2-6123


Downstairs
Dayton's Downstairs • Downstairs Lunch Counter

Main Floor
Fine Jewelry • Diamonds • Clocks and Watches • Handbags • Cosmetics • Main Floor Blouses • Main Floor Sweaters • Miss Dayton Shoes • Salon Shoes • Hat Bar • Luggage • Candy Shop • Gourmet Foods • 

Second Floor
The Pro Shop • 700 Shop • Men's Shoes • Village Sportswear • Hat Bar

Third Floor
Sun-Fun Shop • Hat Bar • Town and Country Separates • Town and Country Blouses • Town and Country Sweaters • Misses' Dresses • Misses' Coats • Women's Sportswear • Fur Salon • Junior Dresses • 

Fourth Floor
Dayton's Book Store • Everiday Dresses • Bra Bar • Twixteens • Debster Shop • Junior Dresses • Junior Shoes • 

Fifth Floor

Linens • Domestics • Bedding • Fabrics • Art Needle • Singer Sewing Center • Appliances • 
Childrensville Girls 3-6x • Girls 7-14 • Junior High Shop • Children's Shoes • 

Sixth Floor
China • Gift Shop • Silverware • Pictures • Lamps • Carpeting • 

Seventh Floor
Television • Radios • Records • Sleep Shop • Summer Furniture • 

Eighth Floor
Auditorium • Housewares • Cookware • Small Electrics • 

Ninth Floor

Tenth Floor

Eleventh Floor

Twelfth Floor
The Sky Room • The Oak Grill • Tiffin

Trim-the-Tree Shop


Rochester
South Broadway at 2nd St.
1954
Southdale
Edina
1956
238,000 s.f.
St. Paul
6th St. at Wabasha
1963
383,000 s.f.

Brookdale
Brooklyn Center
1966
195,000 s.f.

Rosedale
Roseville
1969
173,000 s.f.

Apache Mall
Rochester
1972
155,000 s.f.

Fargo, ND
West Acres Shopping Center
1973
115,000 s.f.

Ridgedale
Minnetonka
1974
202,000 s.f.

St. Cloud
Crosroads Mall
1976

Burnsville Center
Burnsville
1977

Sioux Falls, SD
Empire Mall
1971

Grand Forks, ND
Columbia Mall
1978







Donaldson's, Minneapolis, Minnesota





Like many North American department stores,
Donaldson's evolved over time; its modern, art-deco
front covered an ancient, 1884 fragment, while the large
neo-classical block was a vestige of an abortive
expansion plan of the 1920s.


L.S. Donaldson Co.
Nicollet at 7th
Minneapolis, Minnesota

FEderal 2-3113




Basement
Donaldson's Basement Budget Store

Street Floor
Fine Jewelry  Handbags 250  Hosiery 266  Hat Bar  Pictures  Lamps  Women's Shoes 211-213 • Street Floor Sportswear 146  Street Floor Sleepwear 273  Street Floor Lingerie 273  Notions 310  Drugs 305  Optical  Stationery  Men's Furnishings 410  Men's Sportswear 431  

Mezzanine
Men's Clothing  Sporting Goods  

Second Floor
Budget Dresses 138  Sportswear 149-150 • Coordinates 138  Swimwear  Career Dresses 135  Estate Shop  Expressions  Pacesetter Shop  Fur Salon  Junior Dresses 165-166  Innovations  Millinery  Foundations, Bras 280  Lingerie 275  

Third Floor
Infants' Wear  Children's Wear  Girls' Wear  
Bedspreads 570  Linens 570  Fabrics • Art Needle  Sewing Machines  Portrait Studio

Fourth Floor
Housewares  China • Dinnerware  Luggage 815  Fix-All Shop  Draperies 630  Slipcovers 632  Pictures  Lamps  Carpeting

Fifth Floor
Casual Furniture 615  Air Conditioners  Music Center  TV  Records 779  

Sixth Floor

Seventh Floor
Training Room

Eighth Floor
Upholstered Furniture 605  

The North Shore Grill



Street Floor
Fine Jewelry  Handbags 250  Hosiery 266  Hat Bar  Women's Shoes 211-213 • Street Floor Sportswear 146  Street Floor Sleepwear 273  Street Floor Lingerie 273  Notions 310  Drugs 305  Stationery  Fabrics  Men's Furnishings 410  Men's Sportswear 431  Men's Clothing  Sporting Goods  Luggage 815  

Balcony
Fix-All Shop  TV  Music Center  Records 779  

Second Floor
Infants' Wear  Children's Wear  Girls' Wear  
Bedspreads 570  Linens  Art Needle  Sewing Machines  Air Conditioners  Portrait Studio

Third Floor
Budget Dresses 138  Sportswear 149-150  Coordinates 148 • Swimwear  Moderate Dresses 135  Junior Dresses 165-166  Millinery  Foundations, Bras 280 • Lingerie 275  

Fourth Floor
Casual Furniture 615

Fifth Floor
China  Dinnerware  Draperies 630  Slipcovers 632  Music Center

Sixth Floor
Housewares  
The Capitol Grill
Lamps Pictures Fabrics Carpeting








Saint Paul
Seventh and Robert Streets
1961


Rapid City, SD
Saint Joseph St. at 7th
1947

Rochester
Miracle Mile Shopping Center
1954




Southdale
Edina
1956
179,000 s.f.
Brookdale
Brooklyn Center
1966
140,000 s.f.

Rosedale
Roseville
August, 1969
160,000 s.f.

Apache Mall
Rochester
1972

Ridgedale
Minnetonka
August,1974
124,000 s.f.