JOHN A. BROWN'S

It is hard to imagine a more "fun place to shop" than the John A. Brown Department store, generally between Harvey & Robinson on the West and East, and between Park Avenue and Main on the North and South. Various older buildings had been interconnected and sort of "strung together". Shopping was a delight.

I've not learned the store's origins, but it existed at least since the 1930s until its destruction in 1977.

Both these images view the main entrance on the North side of Main.

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