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22 November 2009

1930s – Printemps, Tours, Indre-et-Loire, France

An unusual looking department store in the main shopping district of Tours. This Printemps store has Art Deco touches but is poorly maintained.

06 November 2009

1923 – Debenham’s, St. Patrick’s Street, Cork

Architect: Chillingworth & Levie Replacing an earlier department store that was burned down in 1920 along with most of this part of St. Patrick’s Street. A distinctive design with the oddly shaped copper...

05 November 2009

1925 – Brown Thomas, St. Patrick’s Street, Cork

Architect: Henry H. Hill Built in the 1920s to the design of architect Henry H. Hill, this building replaced an earlier department store on the site which was burnt in 1920 along with...

05 November 2009

1927 – No. 51 – 54 St. Patrick’s Street, Cork

Architect: James F. McMullen Ornate large former department store building now divided into smaller retail units. The upper storeys look neglected and the whole building has a fornlorn air. The property was Grant’s...

30 September 2009

1919 – Hudson’s Bay Company, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Architect: Burke Horwood & White Unbuilt proposal for a massive department store for the Hudson’s Bay Company. Intended to be their flagship store, this would have been the largest building in the city...

24 September 2009

1935 – Sinclairs Department Store, Royal Avenue, Belfast

Architect: James Scott A fine building, developed as a department store in the 1930s and opposite the Bank of Ireland, Sinclairs building is now divided into different premises but its exterior remains to...

24 September 2009

1885 – Robinson & Cleaver, Belfast

Architect: Young & Mackenzie Facing City Hall on Donegall Square North, the former Robinson & Cleaver store is now subdivided up into various commercial premises. Belfast has quite a few former department store...

24 September 2009

1869 – Former Richardsons Store, Belfast

Architect: W.H. Lynn Built in 1867-69, this fine warehouse once had a fine dormered roofline and tall chimneys. These are alas, a memory as is the former interior which was destroyed in the...

22 September 2009

1930 – Black Building, Fargo, North Dakota

Architect: Lang, Raugland & Lewis Built by a local retailer in an Art Moderne style, this is the tallest building in the historic downtown area of Fargo. The facade at streetlevel has ornate...