Sunday, April 4, 2010

Southwest Corner of The Square, Uptown Nevada Mo. 1965

Every car was boat size and had fins!
I have searched and searched for old pictures of the Square and finally found one!

South side of square was Scott's Dime Store (TG&Y owned Scott's, another second string dime store chain that had stores in the Midwest. Scott's stores were smaller than typical Woolworth or Kresge stores. TG&Y dropped the Scott's name somewhere in the late 60s or early 70s on existing stores) and Flory's Soda Fountain and Drug Store.

West side was Haden's Ladies Clothing Store and S.H. Kress Company Dime Store (S. H. Kress & Co. was the trading name of a chain of "five and dime" retail department stores in the United States, which operated from 1896 to 1981. Samuel H. Kress opened his first "stationery and notions" store in Nanticoke, Pennsylvania in 1887. The chain of S. H. Kress & Co. 5-10-25 Cent Stores was established in 1896. Throughout the first half of the twentieth century Kress stores were a familiar sight on "Main Street" in hundreds of cities and towns. In 1964 Genesco, Inc. acquired ownership of Kress. The company abandoned its center-city stores and moved to the shopping malls. Genesco began liquidating Kress and closing down the Kress stores in 1980)


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