Gilmore Brothers, Kalamazoo, Michigan


The oldest part of Gilmore's fronted on Burdick
Street, and became part of the store's "Mall
Boutiques" after 1959

Gilmores expanded with Kalamazoo's growth by
building a large six-story building facing Farmer
Street and connected to its older space on Burdick


Five sections of the Burdick street building became
"Mall Boutiques." These facades were replaced by a
sterile, box-like modern facade in the 1980s

Gilmore Brothers
Kalamazoo Mall
143 South Burdick Street
Kalamazoo, Michigan


DOWNTOWN STORE DIRECTORY

Basement
Gilmore's Basement Store

Main Floor
Fine Jewelry • Costume Jewelry • Handbags • Small Leather Goods • Gloves • Neckwear • Heavenly Hair Creations • Accessories • Hosiery • Cosmetics • Lingerie • Blouses • Main Floor Sportswear • Cards 'N Things • Candy • Gourmet Shop
Mall Boutiques Men's Store • Young Men's Shop • Ice Cream Parlor • Trim-the-Home Shop • Toy Store • Campus Shop

Second Floor
Dresses • Coats • Suits • Sportswear • Queen Size • Beter Dresses • Contempo • The Place • California Shop • Furs • Bridal • Millinery • Shoe Salon
A Place of Your Own Junior Sportswear • Junior Dresses • Junior Coats

Third Floor
Lingerie • Leisurewear • Foundations • Fabrics • Art Needlework • Bedding • Bath Shop • Linens • Closet Shop

Fourth Floor
China • Glassware • Silverware • Gifts • Lamps • Pictures • Draperies • Carpets • Housewares • Hostess Shop

Fifth Floor
Infants' Shop • Toddlers' Shop • Girls' Shop • Co-Ed • Boy's Shop • Children's Shoes • Gilmore's Tea Room • Executive Offices • Customer Service • Credit Office • Cashier


BRANCH STORES (Through 1980)

Maple Hill Mall (10.1972)


Southland (08.1974)
Portage, Michigan


J.W. Knapp Company, Lansing, Michigan


Looking like a yellow-and-blue ocean liner docked in the
middle of Michigan's capitol city, Knapps was housed
in one of the state's finest examples of art-deco design.

The store's striking exterior design was
often portrayed in advertising.

Knapp's interior as seen from the store's
extensive mezzanine.

In 1961, Knapps extended to Capitol Avenue by taking
over an exiting Pontiac dealership; the one-story
addition housed appliance, toy, and sporting
goods departments.

"Central Michigan's Store of Stores!"

J.W. Knapp Company
300 South Washington Avenue
Lansing, Michigan

IVanhoe 9-6551


Basement
Knapp's Luncheonette
Knapp's Downtairs Budget Store


Street Floor
Fine Jewelry • Costume Jewelry • Handbags • Small Leather Goods • Gloves • Neckwear • Hosiery • Accessories • Street Floor Lingerie • Street Floor Sportswear • Cosmetics • Toiletries • Notions • Stationery • Candle Shop • Candy • Service Desk
Store for Men Men's Furnishings • Men's Sportwear • Men's Clothing • Men's Shoes
Capitol Avenue
Cameras • Luggage • Home Appliance Center • Television and Audio Center • Housewares • Paint and Art Supplies • Santa Claus Toyland

Mezzanine
The Book Corner • Radio and Records • China • Glasware • Gifts • Sterling • Gifts • Home Accesories • Gift Wrapping Center

Second Floor - The Fashion Floor
Smart Money Shop • Daytime DressesvHalf-Size Dresses • Dresses • Coats • Sportswear • Young Modern Shop • Better Dress Shop • Better Sportswear • Formal Dress Shop • Bridal Salon • Fur Salon • Millinery Salon • Wigs • Beauty Shop • Lingerie • Foundations • Sleepwear • Robes
Young America Shop Junior Dresses • Junior SportswearvJunior Coats

Third Floor - The Family Floor
Infants' Wear • Children's Wear • Boys' Wear • Girls' Wear • Teen's Wear • Children's Shoes • Toy Center • Fashion Fabrics • Art Needlework • Sewing Machines

Fourth  Floor - The Home Furnishings Floor
Draperies • Slipcovers • Lamps • Pictures and Mirrors • Linens • Domestics • Home Planning Center

Fifth Floor
Furniture • Sleep Shop • Carpeting • Rugs • Administrative Offices • Cash Office • Credit Office • Personnel Office
(208,000 s.f.)






East Lansing
M.A.C. Avenue and Albert St.
April, 1961
45,000 s.f.

Meridian Mall
Okemos
1969



Coming in due course.

Dayton's, Minneapolis, Minnesota



Read the new History Press book
about Dayton's

Or, choose the well-done
Arcadia Book about Dayton's



The oldest portion of Dayton's enormous store, on
the southwest corner of Nicollet and Seventh Street.
The original Radisson hotel can be seen to the
right of the store.



The store was expanded along Eighth Street in the
1930s and again in the 1950s, resulting in a massive,
twelve story block, crowned by the renowned
Sky Room restaurant.


The newer block presented an imposing face
on Nicollet Avenue.



The newer block closed a vista along Lasalle Avenue.
It began as a two-story parking garage which
eventually formed a base for the tall store building.


The Dayton Company (Dayton's)
700 Nicollet Avenue
Minneapolis, Minnesota







Rochester
South Broadway at 2nd St.
1954

Southdale
Edina
1956

238,000 s.f.



St. Paul
6th St. at Wabasha
1963
383,000 s.f.
Brookdale
Brooklyn Center
1966
195,000 s.f.

Rosedale
Roseville
1969
173,000 s.f.

Sioux Falls, SD
Empire Mall
1971

Apache Mall
Rochester
1972
155,000 s.f.

Fargo, ND
West Acres Shopping Center
1973
115,000 s.f.

Ridgedale
Minnetonka
1974
202,000 s.f.

St. Cloud
Crosroads Mall
1976

Burnsville Center
Burnsville
1977

Grand Forks, ND
Columbia Mall
1978







Donaldson's, Minneapolis, Minnesota



Like many North American department stores,
Donaldson's evolved over time; its modern, art-deco
front covered an ancient, 1884 fragment, while the large
neo-classical block was a vestige of an abortive
expansion plan of the 1920s.


L.S. Donaldson Co.
Nicollet Avenue
Minneapolis, Minnesota




Saint Paul
Seventh and Robert Streets
1961


Rapid City, SD
Saint Joseph St. at 7th
1947

Rochester
Miracle Mile Shopping Center
1954




Southdale
Edina
1956
179,000 s.f.
Brookdale
Brooklyn Center
1966
140,000 s.f.

Rosedale
Roseville
August, 1969
160,000 s.f.

Apache Mall
Rochester
1972

Ridgedale
Minnetonka
August,1974
124,000 s.f.