Thursday, 13 April 2017

Dead department stores - Sears Randall Park Mall North Randall Ohio

A couple of interior photos of the Sears at Randall Park Mall . This
store is currently the only piece of Randall park mall remaining.

Escalators

Post apocalyptic
looking counter

Saturday, 4 March 2017

Department store ARCHIVES - Dayton's Minneapolis MN


Dayton's at 700 Nicollet Avenue opened in 1902 as Goodfellows. Its founder was George draper Dayton. He was a silent partner in the business at first but it was eventually renamed Dayton Dry goods. By the 1930s it was renamed the Dayton company and they had begun the bottom floors of the addition section of the building. In 1948 Dayton's installed escalators. Also around this time all of the addition was completed! It was designed by Minneapolis firm Larson and McLaren. On it's twelth and top floor were three restaurants. The skyroom , the Oak Grille and the Tiffin. In 1961 the next addition was completed. It was a parking ramp, on the opposite side of the building as the original section. On it's top which lined up with the old buildings 8th floor was an auditorium. This would be the very auditorium were years of Christmas displays and flower shows would take place. In 1978 the marketplace  was added to the basement. In 1988 a building wide remodel was completed with interior design and store fixtures designed by the legendary Andy Markopolos. The building looked the best it ever had. Much of the 88 remodel was intact when the store closed. In 2001 the Dayton's nameplate fell victim to consolidatation. The store was converted to Marshall Fields. In 2006 Macy's took over. After Christmas in December of 2016 Macy's announced the store would close the following year. On January 28th 2017 all three restaurants the Oak Grill ,Skyroom and  marketplace closed forever. And after 115 years of operation on Sunday March 19th 2017 at 6pm the Store shut it's doors forever.....

Main floor
12th floor escalators
shoe repair in the basement
12th floor again
3rd floor elevator lobby
escalators near the Nicollet mall entrance
exterior
main floor looking toward JB hudson


westinghouse escalators on the 8th floor

5th floor

5th floor

5th floor

5th floor

5th floor

on the 5th floor (I have one of these signs)

4th floor

otis escalators

3rd floor

4th floor

































































Department Store ARCHIVES - Strawbridge and Clothier Christiana Mall Christiana DE

This wonderful piece of Strawbridges architecture opened in September of 1978. It was a piece of Christiana Mall. The store featured the ...