Friday, November 29, 2013

Denholms at Christmas time

   With today being "Black Friday", I wanted to share a few images of what Denholms looked like during the Christmas season.   We are all familiar with the lit tree on the front of the building, but the High street entrance got dressed up as well.  The above photo is from 1965 with the live trees placed above the entrance.
   I also wanted to share an ad that I found showcasing holiday attire that was popular that year from the After Five shop on the third floor.
   I will be at the building for a couple of days this week installing a new trim package to the Main Street windows.  I look forward to sharing them with you all in the near future.
Till then, all my best to you all, and keep the memories coming...I love to hear them!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

40 years since the closing

Telegram and Gazette archives

It is hard to believe, but it will be 40 years that Denholms vacated the downtown Worcester building that it occupied for over 100 years.  On November 26th, 1973 the legendary Main Street store held its last sale, and closed on Wednesday-Thanksgiving Eve.  The photo above was from the Telegram and Gazette archives and shows the vacant display windows with store closing signs.  Denholms succumbed to poor miss management in its final years, and it was one of the first major retailers to close up shop.  
As the Telegram website reads..."Gone but not forgotten".