Miller & Paine, Lincoln, Nebraska









"Nebraska's Quality Department Store"




Miller & Paine
13th & 'O' Streets
Lincoln, Nebraska


HE 2-8511








Basement
Miller & Paine Budget Floor


First Floor
Fine Jewelry • Silverware • Costume Jewelry • Handbags • Small Leather Goods • Gloves • Belts • Hosiery • Accessories • Blouse Nook • Sweaters • Sport-Stop Sportswear • Career Shoes • Cosmetics • Notions • Stationery  •  Cameras • Candy
Store for Men Men's Furnishings • Men's Shoes • Men's Sportswear • Men's Clothing
131 So. 13th St. Book Store


Second Floor
Popular Price Shop • Misses' Dresses • Coats and Suits • Sport Shop • Custom Sizes • The New You • The 70's Shop • Fashion II Sportswear • Fashion II Dresses • Holiday Dressing • Better Dresses • The Showcase • Regency Room • Bridal Salon • Fur Salon • Millinery • Wig Salon • Shoe Salon • Portrait Studio • Circle of Beauty
The Place Junior Sportswear • Junior Dresses • Junior Coats


Third Floor
Lingerie • Loungewear • Robes • Foundations • Maternity Boutique •  Infants' Shop • Tot Shop • Girls' Shop • The Boys' Shop • Children's Shoes • The Craft Shop • The Craft Loft


Fourth Floor
Linens • Bath Shop • Fabrics • Needleart • Toyville • Luggage • Auditorium


Fifth Floor
Housewares • Garden Shop • China • Gifts • Glassware • Pictures • Lamps • Tea Room • Cafeteria


Sixth Floor
Furniture • Carpets • Draperies


Seventh Floor
Employment • Credit Office • Cashier • General Offices


Eighth Floor
Offices


Gateway Shopping Center
1960
157,000 s.f.
The Tea Room

Conestoga Mall
Grand Island
1974
96,000 s.f.



Coming in due course.




18 comments:

  1. I was looking through some clothing from my grandmother when I came across several hats from Miller and Paine. One had a receipt in it for $8.95. I was very happy to be able to find a little more about where my grandmother purchased the hat.

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  2. Well, that was sure quick . . . I just published the exhibit, and am not completely done with it yet.

    Bruce

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  3. As a girl, I remember eating the Little Miss Muffet in the Millers tearoom. It was chicken in gravy over mashed potatoes....and my favorite part a delicious cinnamon roll. I spent many hours shopping at Millers in the 1950's and 60's.

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  4. I worked for Miller & Paine at the downtown store for a couple of years while in college. It really was like a family there and my time spent with folks who had worked there for decades was so interesting.

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  5. My mother used to work in the cosmetics department on the main floor. One of her jobs was to custom blend facial powder for ladies. That would have been about 1961.

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  6. When I was a little girl, my Grandma worked for Miller & Paine in the Girl's Department. She took my sister and I too the Tea Room regularly. My favorite thing to eat there was the macaroni & cheese.

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  7. What wonderful pictures. I started as a sales associate at Miller and Paine in the downtown budget store in 1983. My dream was to be a buyer. In Oct 1985 I was promoted to that position. At Miller and Paine I learned the fundamentals of buying, selecting and driving sales. When Miller and Paine was purchased by Dillard's in 1988, I was given the opportunity to move to St. Louis and buy for Dillard's. Later in my career I bought for both May Department Stores and Macy's.

    I will always look back with fondness at my days at Miller and Paine. I loved the mac and cheese and the cinnamon rolls!! Both the Tea Room and the basement restaurant were wonderful!

    It was great to see the crowds of people all wearing red on NU Football Saturdays milling around the Miller and Paine downtown first floor. GO BIG RED!!!

    Thank you for including Miller and Paine in this article!!

    Roxanne Gottula

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  8. My mother worked at Miller & Paine in the toy department during Christmas time. She later worked in the costume jewelry. My aunt worked in the candy department. I have fond memories of meeting her for lunch and eating there.

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  9. Does anyone remember the cosmetics line that Miller and Paine carried? I think it started with the letter H and was lite green in color.

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  10. I just bought a old marble top inlay endtable set and there was a ticket stabled on bottom that says miller & Paine

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  11. Miller and Paine had the best cookies. All of the food was delicious. Did they ever make a cookbook? If so, I would love to purchase one. :) Jackie Edwards
    jackie-edw@cox.net

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  12. I just purchased a "Snip-o-Matic" pair of scissors made in Japan (copyright 1973) from an estate sale in my neighborhood in Southern California. It was in the original box with a price tag ($2) from Miller & Paine. I was thrilled that this site came up in Google, although so far no info about the scissors. Love my find: scissors and this site... Thanks!

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  13. Miller & Paine Souvenir Spoon. I have a demitasse souvenir spoon made by Gorham and retailed by Miller & Paine. For a picture see: http://www.campanian.org/_public/ASC-45-SetPrice-130.html .. the spoon is Lot # 93. Does anyone have information about this spoons. Thanks,

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  14. I worked at the downtown store in the mid 80's and was supervisor of the furniture dept. Miller and Paine was a world all to its own. You could buy almost anything there and everything was of good quality. I still miss it and wish it were around.

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  15. While growing up in S. Ca. we would always wait for the special Christmas treat my Grandma Florence would send us from Miller & Paine. We called them Feffer Nuts But I believe they were called Pfeffer Nussin????? I would love to find anyone who would know where I could get some of these as they were always such a great Christmas tradition. If anyone knows anything about these please contact me at BrettBuchanan@aol.com Thanks and Happy hoildays

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  16. If anyone has the receipe for the Pfeffer Nuts would you please share. Every Christmas season I am so hungry for them. I just purchased a bag of what they claim are Pfeffer Nuts. Sorry, they do not taste the same and they certainly do not have the same strong spice taste or the hard consistency. Letty Hubka VanKleeck ...letty@lettyvk.com

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  17. I was born in Lincoln in 1957 and grew up on "Miller's" Crumb Cookies. Found the recipe online a while back and made a batch this past weekend. They were just as good as I remember, especially with a glass of milk!! A fantastic piece of my childhood revisited. Note: they are not an easy cookie to make, lots of steps and ingredients, but worth every bit of the effort.

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  18. My father - Robert Beadell - wrote the jingle for one of the Miler & Paine commercials. Some of us were discussing it on Facebook after a HS classmate found a used book with a M&P price tag on it. :)

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