Paul Steketee and Sons Co., Grand Rapids, Michigan




Read about Steketee's in
Michael Hauser's new book

Steketee's tall and imposing building on Monroe Avenue
was built in 1916 and  expanded in 1920


The store expanded in 1940 by building a
matching 4-story addition on Monroe Avenue

Paul Steketee & Sons Co. (1862/1916/20/40)
88-94 Monroe Avenue
Grand Rapids, michigan
GL 4-8281


DOWNTOWN STORE DIRECTORY

Basement
Steketee's Budget Basement

Street Floor
Fine Jewelry • Jewelry • Handbags • Small Leather Goods • Gloves • Hosiery • Neckwear • Fashion Accessories • Scene One Shop • Cosmetics • Candy • Notions • Library • Service Desk
Men's Store Men's Furnishings • Men's Sportswear  • Men's Clothing • Men's Hats • Men's Shoes

First Floor Elevation
Linens • Bedding • Fashion Fabrics

Second Floor
Infants' Wear • Toddlers' Wear • Girls' Wear • Pre-Teens' Wear • Hi-Shop • Boys' ShopChildren's Shoes • Teens' Shoes • Clothes-In Shop • Lingerie • Robes • Corsets • Sleepwear • Housedresses • Daytime Dresses • Maternity Dreses • Gift Wrapping

Fashion Third Floor
Millinery • Dresses • Coats • Suits • The Trend Shop • Bridal Shop • Fur Shop • Career Shop • Shoes • Sportswear • Junior Shop • Ladies' Lounge • Beauty Salon • Christmas Gallery

Fourth Floor
Furniture • Home Decorating Service • Draperies • Bedding • Mattresses • Floor Covering • Lamps • Luggage • Yarn Shop

Fifth Floor
China • Silver • Gifts • Antique Shop • Bridal Sercretary • Credit Office

Sixth Floor
Housewares • Small Apliances • Hearth Shop • Bath Shop • Paint-Garden Shop

Seventh Floor
Toys • Sporting Goods • Junior Science

Eighth Floor
Executive Offices •  • AccountingAdvertising



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6 comments:

  1. This is a fantastic site. I am looking for any former employees that used to work at Steketee's from 1980-1983.

    Erin

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  2. I was a member of the Youth Advisory Board late 70's and the cleric for Cheryl Nelson 80-81. Before that I worked in the Eastbrook store, junior dept. or where ever needed.

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  3. Was there a james M Steketee in the family who was a landscape painter in 1940? I have a painting of his.. signed James M Steke, Detroit, Sept.1943?
    Please let me know and thanks.

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  4. This is great. I just finished the Jacobson's book and got me thinking about Steketee's. I worked there late 80' early 90's @ Eastbrook. Would be nice to find people, maybe facebook?

    Marcia (Taschner) Conradson

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  5. Erin, what store?

    Marcia (Taschner) Conradson

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  6. I worked in the Advertising Dept from May '83 to May of '85 for Mary Ellen Collins. My first job and my favorite job I ever had. Working in Advertising allowed me to learn more about the stores behind the scenes. Would have never left if they paid more than minimum wage. But I sure loved the employee discount. Had the best wardrobe ever!

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