In the s, the first floor housed Jordan's Ladies Wear.
Behind that section of the building was another sit-down dining room which was formal, like the one upstairs. It was also done in an off-white, with built-in mirrors. I remember a dumb waiter that brought food up to the counter, and there was a kitchen behind the first floor dining room. I went there first a kid with my grandmother as so many others did. I used to go all the time because I loved the place. Spent many weekends with my aunt and uncle in Newark as a child. My uncle worked in Bamberger's, my aunt at Bell Telephone Co as a service rep.
Loved going to all those stores with my aunt back in the day. Carol, an old Jersey girl in Calfornia. Just a couple of notes about the Wiss Building. Like many retailers downtown, Wiss Jewelers saw their business tumble after the riots of , and by the early 's the store warned that it may leave downtown. The entire store remained closed after the fire, and in January '73 they made it official that they would not reopen downtown.
A beautiful street clock that stood opposite their Broad Street entrance was moved to the front of their store at the then, outdoor Mall at Short Hills. The Hahne's building is being renovated to contain apartments, office space, a Whole Foods grocery store, and several other retail stores. See my posts on the Wired New York forum. I love this article.
I was there in the 50s, going by bus to get winter clothes before school started. It could be 90 in Sept, but you had to wear corduroy, no summer cotton would do. And no white shoes after Labor Day. Then in I started at Rutgers, before all those new campus buildings were built. I walked all over the place getting from class to class. Then after graduation, I worked at Prudential for many years, left and returned to finally retire from Pru.
I really enjoyed this article, although the closest I have come to Newark's downtown is passing through the Airport! The story of this downtown shopping area and the community it served is archtypic of many American cities.
I noted sadly the large numbers of people in the and photos, and the utter wasteland of the current images. With high taxes and high wages and high pension costs our US industries and retail cannot compete with China and India etc.
Sadly our American Dream is fading fast and we are seemingly unwilling as a nation to make the tough changes to stop the decline. Anyway, nice job on this story, History Girl, thanks for you effort.
Good luck in to us all I grew up in Orange in the 's. In those days very few stores were open after 6pm. Gradually the practice developed that each town would be open one night per week. Orange on Monday, Bloomfield on Tuesday, etc.
We took the Park Avenue bus to the City Subway, and then rode downtown. And yes, there were no buses in the tunnels by the early 's, just the 7 City Subway.
Thanks for the memories! I worked at McCory's!!!! Wow I am not so young anymore. I worked there for 2 years when I was 16 and in high school. I was the "Contact girl" because I measured the Contact paper people used to put on walls or anywhere else. It was located in the fabric department which had rows and rows of material. Gilbert was the manager.. Rose got caught stealing from that very old fashion cash register.. It was old back then and would be an antique now.
As a teenager I never notice what the outside looked like. I am still best friends with the girl I worked with there. How fast life goes by í went back in time reading everyone's comments í would always go with my mother to her favorite store name walworth I think it was called the 5 and 10 they had the best pizza then when í was18 í got my first job at burts department store on market st.
I have Goerke's hats in the boxes and was looking for more info and you were the first of many that was at least supplied some info. Very interesting info about buildings that I had been in often, back in the day. As a teen, I remember the Adams Theater on Broad also. Then, as an Art's High student, I was through downtown pretty much 5 days a week. Thanks for the memories. Post a Comment Thanks for the comments! The Birth and Death of a Ski Area: Craigmeur Written by Elizabeth Holste By the s skiing was already becoming a popular sport in th The Old Essex County Prison.
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Error when adding to car collection. This business was removed from the car collection. Downtown Tire Shop Inc. He would come into the side entrance of the store on Washington Street. He would have a gray homburg, in light gray or dark clothes and a walking stick with a gold tip. He would catch admiring glances as he walked into his store. The Bamberger coworkers adored him. When he died in March see obituary 1 , he left money for every employee that had worked there for a certain period of time.
Bamberger, to the best of my knowledge, never married and was extremely generous to the City of Newark and its institutions. It was a replacement for a pre-Civil War wood framed mansion. In , the year before he sold his store to R. Such was the power and prestige of the "Bamberger" name in Newark that, although Macy had owned the store since , it did not change the Newark store name to "Macy" until , fifty seven years after the purchase, and just six years before the store's final closing.
At the start of the twenty-first century, the famed Bamberger Clock was still in place at its original site, and still marking time for downtown Newark shoppers and workers. Its official address was Broad Street. The Raymond Boulevard side of the store was the former site of the Morris Canal. Kresge's was a stop on the Newark City Subway and had decorated basement show windows at the station stop to attract subway riders. The store site was the oldest department store site in Newark.
The store had originally opened in , operated by the three Plaut brothers, Simon, Louis and Moses. It built a huge following as Newark's first and only department store as " The Bee Hive " although customers liked to refer to the store as "Plaut's". As the store continued to thrive, in , Kresge replaced the old Plaut Bee Hive with a ten-story brown brick structure.
While the new building loomed large on Broad Street, it faced just across Military Park from another new building erected that same year called the Military Park Building. At twenty one stories, it was the tallest building in New Jersey at that time.
During World War 2, many Kresge employees left for service in the armed forces. The store maintained mail links with them and regularly reported on their doings through its employee magazine, the K.
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