Joslins, Denver, Colorado

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J. J. Joslin Dry Goods Co. (1873)
934 16th Street
Denver, Colorado



Merchants Park


November, 1957

Villa Italia
March 3, 1966
116,000 sq.ft.

Cinderella City
July 25, 1968
108,000 sq. ft.

Buckingham Square
August 5, 1971

825-827 Eighth Street
Greeley, Colorado
December 12, 1944
96,000 sq. ft.

Greeley Mall
Greeley, Colorado
June 20, 1973
90,000 sq. ft.

Pueblo Mall
Pueblo, Colorado
October, 1976
110,000 sq. ft.

Westminster Mall
February 20, 1977
153,000 sq. ft.


  1. I was selected to represent my high school as a member of Joslin's Junior Club in 1967. Many girls from each high school were invited to audition for a single position in the club. I still don't know why I was selected over cheerleaders, Homecoming princesses and girls much prettier than I, but it remains an honor to me to this day. We had monthly meetings at the newly built Villa Italia store and we frequently did "live modeling" at the stores on Saturdays, where we replaced mannequins and held a pose for as long as we could. It was so much fun when people would stop to admire a dress or outfit we were wearing and suddenly realized we were live people. The summer of 1967, Joslins sponsored a huge fashion show and brought in The Association, an extremely popular nationally known band (Cherish was its most well-known hit) to perform at the beautiful "old Elitch Gardens" in the Tracadero Ballroom. The JJC members modeled in the fashion show. Years later I became a buyer in the junior department at the downtown store. I later moved to Phoenix where I worked at the Park Central Goldwater's store.

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