Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The Early Days of the Denholm and McKay Company

1884
Here are two images showing The Denholm and McKay Company after it had moved to the 484 Main Street location.  The top image shows the original facade with the Jonas Clark lettering affixed on the center tower, as well as all of the advertising signs of the inhabitants of the upper floors.  The building originally housed Becker Junior college, The architectural firm of Earl and Fuller, as well as other various law offices. Denholms at this point only housed product on the Main floor and lower level, and bought up upper floors as they became available.  The second image of an early 1900s ad shows the whole building now converted to the store.  The ad also shows what types of goods were popular at the turn of the century. Notice the original three entrances to the building.
1900

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