H. C. Capwell Co., Oakland, California



Illustration of Capwell's store which opened
to the public in August of 1929,
replacing an earlier location built in 1912








Oakland's Quality Department Stores



H. C. Capwell Co. (Capwell’s) (1889/1912/1929)
Broadway-Twentieth-Telegraph
Oakland, CA 94612

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Basement
The Terrace Room Luncheonette  Post Office  Toys • Sporting Goods • Capwell’s Basement Store

Street Floor

Precious Fashion Jewelry 143 • Silverware 160 • Fashion Jewelry 141 • Hat Bar • Handkerchiefs • Hosiery 251 • Neckwear • Gloves 260 • Fashion Accessories 233 • Handbags 172, 173 • Leather Goods 171 • Cosmetics 120 • Fragrances 121 • Toiletries 124 • Sweaters 380 • Blouses 390 • Street Floor Sportswear 385 • Casual Shoes 423 • Women’s Shoes 421, 427 • Famolare Shoes 421 • Cameras • Stationery 200 • Candy • Books • Home and Business Machines 207 • Notions • Men’s Accessories 510 • Men’s Furnishings 511, 512, 514 • Men’s Sportswear 500, 506, 507, 517 • Men’s Active Sportswear 519 • Vanguard 520 • 20th & Broadway 525 • Men’s Clothing 508 • Men’s Hats • Men’s Shoes 540 • Boys’ Wear 550

Mezzanine

Repair • Travel Service

Second Floor

California Dresses 357 • Social Dressing 345 • California Sportswear 389, 383 • Active Sportswear 384, 386 • Casual Dresses • Town & Country Dresses 352 • California Coats 310 • Suits • Better Dresses 350 • Better Sportswear 393 • Better Coats 300 • Contemporary Sportswear 392 • Furs 400 • Millinery • Designers Gallery • Bridal Shop  Collegienne Shop 348, 374, 376 • Collegienne Sportswear 368, 371, 375 • Collegienne Coats • Collegienne Suits • Collegienne Shoes 421 • Beauty Salon • Sleepwear 444 • Shape Shop 448 • Lingerie 450 • Loungewear 480 • Infants’ Wear 461 • Toddlers’ Wear 465 • Girls’ Wear 471 • Girls’Accessories 464 • Teen Shop 475 • Children’s Accessories 469 • Children’s Shoes • Boys’ Wear 467

Third Floor
Merritt Shops
Merritt Dresses 360 • Merritt Sportswear 381 • Merrit Coats and Suits • Merritt Women’s Dresses • Daytime Dresses • Uniforms • Maternity

Sewing Center • Art Needleworkr • Luggage 560 • China 651 • Glassware 632 • Gifts 280 • Table Top 61 • Housewares • Basic Housewares • Decorative Housewares 690 • Cookware 680 • Gourmet Shop • Kitchenware/Gourmet 670 • Small Electrics • Appliances • Lamps • Pictures and Mirrors • Lamps • Radios • Hi Fi • Televisions 706 • Records • Photograph Studio

Fourth Floor

Furniture 603, 605 • Casual Furniture 680 • Rugs 615 • Sleep Shop • Draperies • Curtains • Patio Shop

Fifth Floor

Roof Garden Restaurant
(500,000 s.f.)





Walnut Creek
Broadway Plaza
March, 1954
Compton's

Hayward
22301 Foothill Blvd.
September, 1957
Compton's

El Cerrito Plaza
#1 El Cerrito Plaza
July, 1958
140,000 sq. ft.
Kirby's

Fremont 
2500 Mowry Avenue
February, 1968
183,000 sq. ft.
Mission Buffet


Hilltop Mall
Richmond
August, 1976
150,000 s.f.








Coming in due course.




Rhodes, Oakland, California

 
An illustration of the former Kahn's building in Oakland, home of Rhodes

Rhodes Western Department Stores, Inc. (Rhodes)  (Kahn’s 1879/Rhodes 1960)
16th at Broadway
Oakland, CA

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DOWNTOWN STORE DIRECTORY

Downstairs
Downstairs at Rhodes

First Floor
Costume Jewelry • Fine Jewelry • Silverware • Accessories • Hosiery • Handbags • Small Leather Goods • Gloves • Neckwear • Cosmetics • First Floor Sportswear • Shoes • Stationery • Candy • Men’s Furnishings • Men’s Sportswear • Men’s Shoes • Men’s Hats • Men’s Corner • The Place

Second Floor
Boys’ Wear • Luggage • Book Shop • Yardage • Art Needlework • Bedding • Linens • Fountain Lunch and Grill • Travel Service • Optical

Third Floor Fashion World
Fashion Sportswear • Fashion Dresses
Young Tempo • Casual Dresses • Daytime Dresses • Knit Shop • Better Sportswear • Better Dresses • Young Sophisticate • Ms. Shop • Boulevard Shop • Formal Shop • Designer Shop • Bridal Shop • Career Coats • Salon DressesSalon Coats • Salon SuitsFur Salon • Young Californian Dresses • Young Californian Sportswear • The PlaceJuniorette ShopJunior Hi • Intimate Apparel • Lingerie • Foundations • Sleepwear • Jr. Lingerie • Millinery • Photo Studio
Young World Infants • Toddlers • Girls 3-6x • Girls 7-14 • Subteens • Children’s Shoes

Fourth Floor
Housewares • Appliances • China • Silverware • Glassware • Accessories for the Home • TV • Stereo Center • Records • Lamps, Pictures & Mirrors • Draperies • Toy World
• Trim-a-Home Shop

Fifth Floor
Carpeting • Furniture • Sleep Shop • Beauty Salon



BRANCH STORES

Concord Park & Shop (1957)
1675 Willow Pass Road
Concord







Mountain View (1970)
San Antonio Shopping Center
El Camino at Showers Drive

Dublin (1971)
Golden Hills Shopping Center
7898 Dublin Blvd.

Weinstock, Lubin & Co., Sacramento, California



Click the picture
to read a new history
of Weinstock's, as
published by
The History Press

Weinstock's occupied an imposing building on K
Street, which, while only 3 stories in height, featured
an imposing arched entryway.


Weinstock's building superseded an earlier store,
which had, in 1908, replaced the original store
that was destroyed by fire in 1903.


Weinstock's was modernized over the years, and
became a landmark in downtown Sacramento.


Weinstock, Lubin & Co.
1120 K Street
Sacramento, California



First Floor
Jewelry, 20 • Fine Jewelry, 306  Silverware, 59  Handbags, 37  Small Leather Goods, 86  Gloves, 6  Accessories, 41  Hosiery, 3  Hats, 30  Cosmetics, 17  Accessory Tops, 88  Street Floor Blouses, 66  Career Sportswear, 65  Career Sweaters and Knit Tops, 113  Career Lingerie, 54  Career Shoes, 101  Shoe Salon, 8, 75  Luggage, 33  Notions, 4  Stationery, 15  Calculators, 172  Adult Games, 174  Camera Shop, 13  Shaver Shop, 13  Candy Shop  Books and Records  Gourmet Shop  Sporting Goods, 28  Portrait Studio, 306  Fountain Luncheonette
Store for Men Men's Accessories, 170  Men's Furnishings, 7  Men's Pajamas and Hosiery, 91  Men's Sportswear, 50  Men's Clothing, 48  Men's Formal Wear, 428  Men's Shoes, 57

Mezzanine
Toys, 28

Second Floor
Career Dresses, 27  Town and Country Shop, 34  Knit Shop, 12  Career Women's Dresses, 127  Sportswear, 89, 73, 97  •  Women's Sportswear • Sweaters, Knitwear, 40  Active Sportswear, 78  Coats, 25  Suits, 21  In Tempo Shop, 84  Fashion Center, 84  Designer Shop, 22  Bridal Shop, 93  Fur Salon, 60  Millinery, 301  Wig Boutique, 302  Maternity Shop, 68  Lingerie, 24  Sleepwear, 124  Loungewear, 51  Robe Shop, 51  Foundations, 19  Beauty Salon
Junior Shop Sportswear, 32, 85  Dresses, 64  Coats and Suits, 76  Young Junior Shop, 52
Infants' Shop, 42 • Infants' Furniture, 42  Little Boys' Shop, 74  Little Girls' Shop, 44  Girls' Shop, 47  Girls' Sleepwear, 56  Children's Accessories, 102  Preteens' Shop, 46  Children's Shoes, 58

Third Floor
Bedding, 2, 55  Linens, 23  Bath Shop, 23  Fashion Fabrics, 1, 67  Art Needlework, 29  China, 11  Glassware, 36  Table Linens, 82  Gift Shop, 70  Lamps and Pictures, 171  Draperies, 10  Carpets, 32  Furniture, 38, 39, 92  Major Appliances, 3, 80  Housewares, 39  TV, Stereo, 72

(Note that this directory was put together using speculative information; if you can embellish with information about the main Weinstock's store at 12th & K streets, please comment below, and I will incorporate your material)



Country Club Plaza
1961
163,000 s.f.


Stockton
Weberstown Mall
1966
131,000 s.f.

Florin Mall
1967
150,000 s.f.

Reno, NV
Park Lane Center
1967
150,000 s.f.

Fresno
Fashion Fair
August, 1970
163,000 s.f.

Citrus Heights
Sunrise Mall
1972
163,000 s.f.

Murray, UT
Fashion Place
1978
197,000 s.f.

Modesto
Vintage Faire
1977
162,000 s.f.

Sacramento
Downtown Plaza
1979
164,000 s.f.

Ogden, UT
Ogden City Center
1980
100,000 s.f.

Crossroads
Salt Lake City, UT
October, 1980
100,000 s.f.
Windows on the Square



Coming in Due Course.

Note that Weinstock's, known at the time as Weinstock-Lubin, merged with its competitor Hale Brothers.  For a while, the stores were known as Weinstock-Hale, and Weinstock's acquired Hale's only branch, at Arden Fair.







The Marston Co., San Diego, California



Founded in 1878, Marston's outgrew
earlier locations and advertised a new
building to be opened in 1912.


Marston's familiar Neo-Renaissance building
was a landmark in downtown San Diego for
many years and a popular and elegant
shopping venue.


Marston's occupied space in adja-
cent buildings along 5th street,
but demolished these in order to
build a new addition as indicated
by the faint white dotted line.


In 1954, Marston's expanded into a new,
6-story addition on 5th street.


Marston's expanded its home-furnishings
selection in 1960 by occupying space
in the former Parmelee-Dohrmann building
at 7th and C streets.

The Marston Co.
5th, 6th, and C Streets
San Diego, California


Belmont 3-8061





Lower Street Floor
Boys' Shop • Student's Shop • Luggage • Cameras • Books • Sporting Goods • Toys • Picnic Shop • Barbecue Shop • Trim-A-Home Shop
Street Floor
Fine Jewelry • Costume Jewelry • Handbags • Personal Leather Goods • Gloves • Hosiery • Cosmetics • Accessories • Neckwear • Hat Bar • Blouses • Sweaters • Cosmetics • Notions • Stationery • Candy • Delicacy Shop
Store for Men Men's Furnishings • Men;s Shoes • Boys' Shoes • Men's Sportswear • Men's Clothing • University Shop
Second Floor
Fabrics • Art Needlework • Bedding and Towels • Curtains and Draperies • Gift Shop • Credit Office • Cashier • Place Pigalle Coffee Shop • Beauty Salon • Infants' Shop • Nursery Furniture • Toddlers' Shop • Girls' Shop • 7-14 Girls' World • Sub-Teens Shop • Children's Shoes
Third Floor
Sportswear • Junior Sportswear • Smart Shop Dresses • Smart Shop Millinery • Smart Shop Coats and Suits • Smart Shop Custom Sizes • Women's Sport Shop • Casual Dresses • Discovery Shop • Career Corner • Lingerie • Robes • Foundations • Maternity Shop • Uniforms • Swim Shop
Fourth Floor
Moderately Priced Dresses • Knit Center • Coats • Suits • Millinery • Young San Diegan Shop • Modernaire Shop • Fur Salon • Bridal Salon
Fashion Circle Dresses • Coats and Suits • Oval Room
Fifth Floor
Major Appliances • Fifth Floor Lounge • Personnel Office
Sixth Floor
Tea Room • Galleria


Carpet Store, 6th Street
First Floor
Floor Coverings • Rugs


Marston's 7th and C
Lower Main Floor
Housewares • Sleep Shop • Furniture
Main Floor
China • Glassware • Silver • Linens • Clocks
Second Floor
Lamps • Pictures • Mirrors





Grossmont
La Mesa

November, 1961
151,000 s.f.
The Orange Tree Dining Room

Coffee Shop


Chula Vista
1962

150,000 s.f.
The Orange Tree Dining Room

Coffee shop