Archive ID: 2018-074-028

Goldblatt Bros. Store

Date Created: undated

Created By: Curt Teich & Co., Inc.

Donor: Raymond Mulac

Media Type: Postcard

Language: English


The Goldblatts Store at 91st and Commercial. The three story building was built on the site of the Lederer Department Store, a long time South Chicago business. The store was immediately a huge success. It quickly became apparent that the store was not large enough at 3 stories, and it was expanded to 5 stories in 1935. The building made of granite and Indiana limestone contained 120,000 square feet of selling space. According to the June 6, 1936 South Chicago Centennial Edition of the Daily Calumet: “The building is of cut stone, trimmed with stainless steel and is of modern design. The entire building is equipped throughout with ventilation. The elevators are the modern high speed type with gates on the cars.” The Goldblatts brothers opened their first Chicago store in 1914 based on their main guiding principle “Sell for Less.” The South Chicago store was the third in the chain.

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