Castner-Knott Co., Nashville, Tennessee

Castner-Knott Co. (1898)
618 Church Street
Nashville, Tennessee

ALpine 4-3330

Lower Level
Housewares • Small Electrics • Casual Furniture • Dinettes • Paints  Garden Shop  Lawn Mowers  Trim the Home Shop • Home Entertainment Center • Large Appliances  Toys

Main Floor
Fine Jewelry • Jewelry • Handbags  Gloves  Hosiery  Leisure Footwear  Rainwear  Cosmetics • Shaver Bar  Casual Shoe Bar  Ladies' Salon Shoes  Main Floor Lingerie  Popular Sportswear  Main Floor Sleepwear  Main Floor Foundations
Men's Shop Men's Furnishings  Men's Sportswear  Men's Clothing  Men's Shoes  Stag Shop

Boys' Shop  Stationery  Candy  Books  Luggage  Cameras  Portrait Studio

Second Floor
Plaza 2 Dresses • Plaza 2 Sportswear • Women's World • Coats • Suits • Better Dresses • Better Sportswar  Boulevard Room  Stage II  Miss Sophisticate  The Gold Room  The Emerald Room  Bridal Salon  Fur Salon  Millinery  Maternity
Junior Sphere Junior Dresses  Junior Sportswear  Junior Coats

Third Floor
Daytime Dresses  Town & Casual Dresses • Uniforms  Sleepwear  Robes  Lingerie  Foundations  Fabrics  Linens  Blankets  Towels  Bath Shop
Young World Girls' Shop  "The Spot" for Pre-Teens  Tots 'n Toddlers • Juvenile Furniture • Cherub Corner  Toy Shop

Fourth Floor
Lamps  Mirrors • Pictures • Furniture  Summer Furniture  Art Needlework  Beauty Salon  Credit Office

Fifth Floor
Rugs • Broadloom • Draperies  Slip Covers  Art Department  Clocks  China  Glassware  Silver  Gift Shop  Personnel Office


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March 14, 1966
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August 2, 1971

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The Colonial Room

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Oct. 10, 1974
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Hickory Hollow
Hickory Hollow Mall
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  1. the end of the music video for Reba McEntire's "For My Broken Heart" (1991) Reba is walking past the main store in Downtown Nashville with the signage visible.

  2. I practically grew up in that store! I grieve for Castner-Knott each time other department stores fail to offer anything suitable to wear.

  3. My favorite department store, by far. My mother-in-law worked in the downtown store for many years and I bought virtually all of my clothes in the various branches around Nashville for almost 50 years.


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