|J. Bacon & Sons buildings fronted on Market Street and|
Fourth Street in downtown Louisville.
|The Market Street building was the|
larger and taller of the two.
The 4th Street building completed
the Downtown Bacon's L-shaped
|A round balcony greeted customers inside the Market|
Street entry; the balcony floor can be seen
in the distance.
|"Kentucky's Oldest Department Store"|
J. Bacon & Sons (Bacon's) 1845
332 Market Street
Shoe Repair • Toys • Housewares • Garden Shop • Unpainted Furniture • Sporting Goods
Fine Jewelry • Costume Jewelry • Silver • Handbags • Gloves • Neckwear • Accessories • Blouse Bar • Wig Boutique • Hat Bar • Hosiery • Cosmetics • Popular Sportswear • Popular Lingerie • Notions • Stationery • Candy • Linens • Bedding • Sheets • Domestics • Fabrics • Knit Shop
Men's Shop Men's Furnishings • Men's Sportswear • Men's Clothing • Men's Shoes • Thoroughthreads Shop
Boys' Shop • House and Town Casuals • Luggage • Books • Records • Watch & Jewelry Repair
Ladies' Shoes • Dresses • Sportswear • Women's Dresses • Custom-Size Sportswear • Coats & Suits • Ms. Sportswear • The Manor House • Club Classics • Collectibles Sportswear • The Designer Room • Bridal Shop • Fur Salon • Day In, Day Out Shop • Lingerie • Foundations • Robes • Maternity Shop • Uniforms • Millinery • Wig Boutique • Baby Shop • Tots 'n Toddlers Shop • Girls' Shop • Children's Shoes • Infant's Furniture
Junior Accent Junior Sportswear • Junior Dresses • Junior Coats • Jr. Ms. Shop • Young Jrs.
Rugs • Carpeting • Draperies • Lamps • Pictures • Mirrors • Personnel Office
Furniture • Mattresses
China • Glassware • Fine Gifts • Appliances • Credit Office
3939 Frankfort Road
August 27, 1953/1957/1960
Youngstown Shopping Center
Dixie Highway & Heaton Road
August 23, 1956
October 22, 1972
I enjoy your site a lot. Thanks for the big time investment you have made.ReplyDelete
You are very welcome,and I thank you for taking the time to write. I would like to develop it further so stores like Bacon's get the treatment they deserve.
I totally appreciate all the time and effort you have put into preserving our retail history. It is so neat to look back at all the once familiar logos. Thanks for the walk down memory lane! I so miss Bacons..ReplyDelete
Wow, my mom was a shopaholic! I vividly remember her dressing me up and taking me "downtown" for her shopping sprees!! Thank you for the memories. What a wonderful site this is. I am going to show my mom! She is 89!ReplyDelete
I have a dresser from here. Does anyone know the time period?ReplyDelete
Bacon's was part of Mercantile Stores, Inc. Out of Cincinatti. I worked there in the early 1970's, moved to Owensboro to open the store there, and then on to Greenville, SC to open a sister store, JB White at the Greenville Mall. Mercantile was bought out in the mid 80's and J Bacon and Son no longer existed. They had the policy that "the lady (customer) is always right". They took it to extremes. I knew of a wedding that brought the entire wedding party dresses back and received a full refund. The lady is always right. PERIOD.ReplyDelete
I came across a Bacons gift box today while wrapping presents. It brought back many good memories.ReplyDelete
My grandmother worked at the Bacon's in Jeffersonville, Indiana back in the late 70's or early 80's.. My Grandmother and Bacon's have been gone for many years... Great memories!ReplyDelete
I stumbled upon 2 Bacons gift certificates that were given to me by extended family back in the early 80's great memoriesReplyDelete
I remember Bacon's in Jeffersonville, Indiana and Louisville, KY. Thanks for preserving retail history. It's like a stroll down memory lane. Thanks also for your candid details of your remarkable faith and life. Blessings.ReplyDelete
Today I ran across what might have been an Easter brochure from J. Bacon & Sons dated Spring 1893. I had to do a google search to see if the store was still in business.ReplyDelete
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It brings back memories of a time that can never be duplicated and sadly is gone forever.ReplyDelete