H. C. Prange Co., Sheboygan, Wisconsin



The H.C. Prange Co. Store at the corner of 8th and
Wisconsin avenue in central Sheboygan

The H. C. Prange Co.
727 W. 8th Street
Sheboygan, Wisconsin

SHEBOYGAN STORE DIRECTORY

Downstairs Store
Drugs • Housewares • Innovations for the Home • Sporting Goods • Toys • Camera Shop • Records • Paint • Home Fix-it Shop
Prange's Budget Store

Street Floor
Fine Jewelry • Pendulum Shop • Fashion Jewelry • Handbags • Gloves • Small Leather Goods • Neckwear • Handkerchiefs • Hosiery • Cosmetics • Toiletries • Hat Bar • Blouse Bar • Street Floor Sportswear • Casual Corner • Street Floor Lingerie • Studio III • Shoe Salon • Children's Shoes • Notions • Contemporary Novelties • Sundries • Stationery • Candle Shop • Office Machines • Candy • Men's Dress Shirts and Ties • Men's Furnishings • Men's Gifts • Male Scents •  Men's Sportswear • 505 Shop • Men's Clothing • Young Man's Shop • Boys' Wear • Men's Fashion Footwear • Prange's Grocery
Wisconsin Avenue Annex Garden Shop
Appliance Annex Appliances • Small Appliances • Televisons • Radios • Stereos


Mezzanine
Soda Fountain


Second Floor
Terrace Room Restaurant • Sportswear • Moderate Price Dresses • Women's World • Daytime Dresses • Uniforms • Town Shop • Colony Shop • Cosmopolitan Shop • Better Dresses • Better Sportswear • Studio 7 • After-Five Shop • Crystal Room • Coats • Better Coats • Suede and Leather Shop • Four Seasons • Fur Salon • Bridal Salon • Millinery • Wig Boutique • Hat Bar • Foundations • Daywear • At-Home Shop • Sleepwear
Junior Colony Junior Sportswear • Junior Dresses • Junior Coats • Young Juniors
Children's World Infants' and Toddlers'• Girls' Accessories • Girls' Wear • Twixt-Teen Shop • Teen Shop • 3-7 Boys' • Juvenile Furniture


Third Floor
Domestics • Linens • Bedding • Fiedcrest Shop • Bath Shop • Pillow Talk • China • Silverware • Glassware • Gifts • Bar & Wine Shop • Contempo • Lamps • Pictures and Mirrors • Decorative Accessories • Luggage • Drapery Shop • Carpeting • Area and Scatter Rugs • Fashion Fabrics • Needlecraft


Fourth Floor
Furniture Galleries • Interior Decorating Studio • Young America Shop • Good Design for Good Living • Books • Adult Games • Beauty Salon • Rogers Crocker Photographic Studio • Personnel Office • Credit Office • Cash Office • Executive Offices

Service Center (North 18th St. at Martin Avenue)
Garden Shop • Appliances • Televisons • Radios • Stereos • Furniture •  Sleep Shop



GREEN BAY

The H.C. Prange Co. Store in Green Bay consisted of
an original building and several additions

H. C. Prange Co. (1927/1966)
301 North Washington Street
Green Bay, Wisconsin


APPLETON

Prange's purchased Appleton's Pettibone-Peabody Co.
in 1946 and expanded the store to six floors in 1961

H. C. Prange Co. (1946)
126 West College Avenue
Appleton, Wisconsin

APPLETON STORE DIRECTORY

Basement
Drugs • Housewares • Innovations for the Home • Sporting Goods • Toys • Camera Shop • Records • Paint • Home Fix-it Shop • Garden Shop
Prange's Budget Store

Street Floor
Fine Jewelry • Pendulum Shop • Fashion Jewelry • Handbags • Gloves • Small Leather Goods • Neckwear • Handkerchiefs • Hosiery • Cosmetics • Toiletries • Hat Bar • Blouse Bar • Street Floor Lingerie • Studio III • Notions • Contemporary Novelties • Sundries • Stationery • Candle Shop • Office Machines • Candy • Men's Dress Shirts and Ties • Men's Furnishings • Men's Gifts • Male Scents • Men's Sportswear • 505 Shop • Men's Clothing • Young Man's Shop • Men's Fashion Footwear
Appleton Street The Midway Restaurant
Appleton and Washington The Hutch • Fashion-Aire Beauty Salon

Second Floor
Sportswear • Moderate Price Dresses • Women's World • Daytime Dresses • Uniforms • Town Shop • Colony Shop • Cosmopolitan Shop • Better Dresses • Better Sportswear • Studio 7 • After-Five Shop • Crystal Room • Coats • Better Coats • Suede and Leather Shop • Four Seasons • Fur Salon • Bridal Salon • Millinery • Wig Boutique • Hat Bar • Foundations • Daywear • At-Home Shop • Sleepwear

Third Floor
Shoe Salon
Junior Colony Junior Sportswear • Junior Dresses • Junior Coats • Young Juniors
Children's World Infants' and Toddlers'• Girls' Accessories • Girls' Wear • Twixt-Teen Shop • Teen Shop • 3-7 Boys' • Boys' Wear • Juvenile Furniture • Children's Shoes

Fourth Floor
Domestics • Linens • Bedding • Fiedcrest Shop • Bath Shop • Pillow Talk • China • Silverware • Glassware • Gifts • Bar & Wine Shop • Contempo • Decorative Accessories • Luggage • Area and Scatter Rugs • Fashion Fabrics • Needlecraft

Fifth Floor
Furniture Galleries • Interior Decorating Studio • Young America Shop • Good Design for Good Living • Drapery Shop • Carpeting • Lamps • Pictures and Mirrors

Sixth Floor
Appliances • Televisons • Radios • Stereos • Books • Adult Games • Personnel Office • Cresit Office • Cash Office




BRANCH STORES (through 1980)

Sturgeon Bay (1930)











Fond du Lac (1966)









Wausau (1968)
Downtown

Oshkosh (1970)
Park Plaza

West Towne Mall (1970)
Madison
140,000 s. f.







Eau Clair (1971)
London Square

East Towne Mall (1971)
Madison

The Mall at Cherryvale (1973)
Rockford, IL
(129,000 sq. ft.)


Marquette, MI (1974)
Westwood Mall

Traverse City, MI (1976)
Cherryland

Wisconsin Rapids (1978)
Rapids Mall

Marinette (1978)
Pine Tree mall

Manitowoc (1979)
Edgewater Plaza

Marshfield (1979)
Northway Mall

Superior (1980)
Mariner Mall





9 comments:

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  2. Another of the stores that I grew up with (Having lived in Sturgeon Bay, Marquette, MI, and Manitowoc). When I moved to Manitowoc in 1996, they were just closing (and may have been converted to a Prange Way store prior).

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  3. I grew up in Sheboygan. I will never forget my Mother and I going shopping, that was the best store I have ever been to. I will always remember the wonderful Christmas Displays in the windows for little childrento enjoy. Those were the days.....:-) :-)

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    1. Absoluteley!! Mine was with my Mom in Green Bay store. Awesome Christmas window decorations. And "Bruce The Spruce" talking Christmas tree. Sigh.... Want those times back. Balanced with making some new awesome memories to be. : , )

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  4. I worked at the Sheboygan Prange store and warehouse 1971 to '72 after high school. It was more than just a store to me. All the wonderful people I worked with in many of the depts. The folks that came to shop. The lonesome retired people that made it to that store almost every day. And, of course, Christmas time! Prange's was a hub for great variety of people of all ages. Unique....even in it's day.

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  5. I worked in the Green Bay store for several years back in the late 70's and remember it being the center piece of downtown Green Bay, Wisconsin and Washington street. Holzer's drugs was across the street with the best pies in town and it seemed most of the business executives in the area met there for every morning for coffee to start their days. Man, what a time! When Washing street ruled the day and Prange's animated Christmas displays where eagerly awaited each year. People would line up outside just to watch them. Some good times for me back then and a unique time that I was glad to be apart of.

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    1. You forgot to mention Bruce the Spruce talking Christmas tree. My mom worked there durring that same time frame. Mary Naniot. Thanks for sparking some memories!!

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    2. Also thanks for mentioning the name Holzers. Does sound vaguely familiar. My Mom always just called it the corner drug store. : , )

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  6. I remember shopping at the Prange's at Southridge Mall back in the early 90s. Younker's eventually replaced it and I worked there. I remember seeing the Prange's charge card as an option to pay on the register.

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