Sunday, December 22, 2013

When downtown meant Christmas

 I was so thrilled to see this post from the New England Historical Society on the web.  It mention's Denholms as well as a host of other stores, and the significance that they all played in heralding in the Christmas season with lights, decorations, and elaborate window displays.  Gone are the days of these big downtown anchors, but it sure would be great if Denholms tree of lights could shine again our our downtown.
 Check out the link below and see if you can remember any of these former stores.


  1. Thank you for this fabulous link Chris! That pic of Denholm's closing day was sad, wasn't it? I'm curious if you watched Mr. Selfridge on PBS this past winter and also The Paradise? Happy New Year and thank you for your terrific blog!

    Emily from alovelyinconsequence.blogspot

    1. Hi Emily! It was a very sad day indeed for all of the employees as well as downtown. I do watch Mr.Selfridge, as well as the Paradise. It is so nice along with Downton Abbey to see quality drama on TV. I love your blog as well, I have been reading it is always beautifully written.
      My Best to you for 2014!