Loveman's, Birmingham, Alabama






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Loveman, Joseph, & Loeb Co. (1887/1935)
19th Ave. & 3rd Ave N.
Birmingham, Alabama

Basement Floor
Loveman's Basement Store
Luncheonette
Street Floor
Handbags
Wallets
Gloves
Belts
Hosiery
Cosmetics
Fine Jewelry
Watches
Costume Jewelry
Accessories
Sunglasses
Neckwear
Hat Bar
Umbrellas
Stationery
Candies
Camera Shop
Mixing Bowl Sportswear
Street Floor Lingerie
Store for Men
Young Men's Shop
V.I.P. Shop
Men's Clothing
Men's Sportswear
Men's Furnishings
Men's Shoes
Men's Hats
Mezzanine
Balcony Tea Room
Dr. Sam Sundock, Optometrist
Repair Center
Beauty Salon
Second Floor of Fashion
South Shop
Miss Loveman Shop
Back Stage Shop
Bridal Salon
Camellia Room
Designer Room
Daytime Dresses
Sportswear
Popular Price Dresses
Women's Shop
Maternity Shop
Uniforms
Lingerie
Junior Lingerie
Junior Colony Sportswear
Junior Colony Dresses
Junior Colony Coats
Coats
Rainwear
Suits
Millinery
Shoe Salon

Third Floor
Young World of Fashion
Infants' Wear
Children's Wear
Boys' Wear
Girls' Wear
Children's Shoes
Casual Shoes
Notions
Linens
Toys
Sporting Goods
Sewing Center
White Sewing Machines
Art and Needlework
Record Bar
Books
Photo-Reflex Studio
Fourth Floor
Housewares
Magicolor Paint Center
Major Appliances
Television
Radios
Stereo
Luggage
Cashier
Credit Office
Store for Homes
Street Floor
China
Glassware
Gifts
Mezzanine
Bridal Registrar
Silver

Second Floor
Floor Coverings
Lamps
Pictures
Mirrors
Third Floor
Draperies
Fourth Floor
Furniture
Outdoor Furniture

Fifth Floor
Furniture
Bedding










12 comments:

  1. In what relations were the Birmingham and Chattanooga Loveman's chains (biological and corporate), and which one was founded first?

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  2. There was also a Loveman's in Huntsville Al I would love to see pictures of, as the mall it was located in is no longer standing.

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  3. I do not know if there was any corporate connection between Loveman's In Birmingham and the store of the same name in Chattanooga. My mother was born and reared in Chattanooga and Loveman's there was her store of choice. After moving to Nashville in 1946 she shopped occasionally at Loveman's in Nashville (about which I know little except the name was the same and it was located at or near the Nashville Arcade). I remember the Nashville Loveman's and it was a smaller store with several floors and did not fare well against Cain-Sloan, Harvey's and Castner-Knott, its bigger and better financed competitors in Nashville.

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  4. There was no connection to the stores in TN. They were completely different entitity....The full name of Lovemans was Lovemans of Alabama to distinguish itself from the TN stores...

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    1. Was Lovemans in Birmingham originally 'Loveman,Joseph,and Lobes'?

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  5. Loveman Joseph & Loeb was purchased by City Stores Mercantile Co. out of New York in 1934. City Stores was part of The Bank Of Securties, a real estate holding company in Philadelphia. Other retail companies owned by City Stores were Franklin Simon, Lit Brothers, Lansburgs, Kaufman Strass, B. Lowensteins, Richards, Mason Blanch and there have been others that I don't remember.

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  6. FYI: At certain times of the year, Loveman's would block off the angle underneath the clock so no one could walk there. Seems there is/was a Birmingham city ordinance which stated that, if a property on a sidewalk is unclaimed for X number of days, it becomes the property of the city.

    Loveman's did NOT want that to happen, ergo, they "claimed" it, I think every six months.

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  7. As the address below the picture shows, the name of the store was officially Loveman,Joseph & Loeb Co. Most department stores had both an official and a casual name. Hence, the J.L. Hudson Co. was casually called Hudson's, the Halle Brothers Co. was known as Halle's for short, and R.H. Macy & Company went by the common name of Macy's.

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  8. I have some hats and hat boxes from Loveman's in Birmingham in excellent condition. I also have a few shopping bags. Let me know it you need these.

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  9. While on the subject of Alabama...do you know anything Helburn's in Montgomery?

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    1. Sorry, I have not heard of that store. As more newspapers become available online, I could research it.
      -Bruce

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  10. I have found a beautiful set of jewelry from Loveland of Alabama. I would love to know more about it.

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