Petersen Harned Von Maur, Davenport, Iowa



Before today's Von Maur, the full-line store was known
as Petersen's - formed by a merger in  1928 of
J.H.C. Petersen's Sons Co. and Harned and Von Maur.

Petersen Harned Von Maur
131 W. Second Street
Davenport, Iowa

RI 6-4441



DAVENPORT STORE DIRECTORY

Basement
Tea Room • Petersen's Pantry • Petersen's Budget Store

First Floor
Fine Jewelry • Jewelry • Handbags • Accessories • Belts • Scarves • Hosiery • Blouses • Plaza Sportswear • Cosmetics • Notions • Stationery • Books • Candy • Men's Furnishings • Fabrics • Charm Cottage

Main Floor Balcony
White Sewing Center • Home Entertainment Center


Second Floor
China • Gifts • Linens • Domestics • Art Needlework • Housewares • Luggage • Powder Box Beauty Salon • Jean Sardou Portrait Studio • Shoe Salon • Children's Shoes • Men's London Shop • London Shoe Shop • Men's Sportswear • Young Men's Shop • Boys' Wear • The Rumble Seat


Third Floor
Sport Shop • Dresses • Plaza Dresses • Coats • Fur Shop • Bridal Shop • New Yorker Shop • Better Sportswear • Sportswear Plus • Dresses Plus • The Loft • The Depot • Maternity Shop • Lingerie • Foundations • Girls' Wear • Children's Wear • Infants' Wear


Fourth Floor
Curtains • Draperies • Furniture • Lamps • Pictures and Mirrors • Floor Coverings • Appliance Center



BRANCH STORES (through 1981)

Clinton (1965)
200 5th Avenue South













Duck Creek Plaza (1972)
Bettendorf

South Park Mall
(02.27.1974)
Moline
107,000 sq. ft.







Valley West Mall
(07.28.1976)
Des Moines
120,000 sq. ft.
Petersen's Pantry









Muscatine Mall (1979)
Muscatine


Westdale (1980)
Cedar Rapids
100,000 sq. ft.









Lindale (1981)
Cedar Rapids
40,000 sq. ft.









Sycamore Mall (1981)
Iowa City
25,000 sq. ft.



9 comments:

  1. They are now a very Nordstrom-esque retailer, known as just Von Maur. Sadly, the store at Omaha's Westroads mall, as most of you know, was the site of the 2007 shooting rampage.

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  2. My Aunt was the buyer and Manager of the Loft. I got my firt Mini Skirt and Hot Pants from that store in Davenport Iowa. I worked at Petersen's while going to college at the Davenport and Bettendorf Stores. I helped open the store in Moline at Southpark.

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  3. Unlisted here was a store at northpark, davenport which opened before south park, moline

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  4. The former Wieboldt's in Yorktown was renovated and is now the flagship store for this 27 location chain. During Christmas time the original arches from Wieboldt's are outlined in lights highlighting the cool architecture.

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  5. I have some costume jewelry of my grandma's in a younkers box. How would I find out if its really from this store? Thanks..

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  6. I remember two other stores on the same block as Petersen's (my mom and I just called the store "Petersen's"). There was a store at the opposite end of the block called Scharf's and a store across the street from Scharf's (kitty-corner from Petersen's) called Parker's. I got my first pair of red Capezzio shoes at Parker's. They were strappy, ballet type flats. Downtown Davenport was in its prime during the 1950s before the advent of shopping malls. But I do remember one mall way out on Harrison Street across from the Tall Corn Motel.

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  7. The mall that Ms. Anonymous was wondering what the name was ,,, it was the Village Shopping Center.

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  8. Caroline Costello27 June, 2013 16:54

    Used to love visiting the Clinton, IA, store, after a visit to the dentist. I wish I could walk through that old, classic building once again. I last remember being in it in 1981, as a high school student. Incredible walk through time--I feel honored to have caught the end of this era in the department store world.

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  9. I have so many memories at the mall.

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