State Street

State Street

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Before the Magnificent Mile rose to prominence, the center of Chicago shopping was on State Street, presided over by the Marshall Field's Department store. This book would be the never-before-told history of that street, revealing what other books have left out concerning Marshall Field's and giving a nostalgic glance into the other shopping stops on the street, from the Carson, Pirie Scott Building to Woolworth's Dime Store to the famous candy shops. Also included will be never-before seen images from the author's extensive private collection of Chicago nostalgia. Readers will be treated to anecdotes about leading figures in State Street history, fun Marshall Field's traditions, window displays, restaurant menus and much more.I would be remiss if I failed to mention just a few of the people who made these wonderful designs and decorations possible. First and foremost was ... He had a generous budget, and with his creative freedom, every year was spectacular. He was responsible for all the seasonal traditions: the Great Tree in the Walnut Room, the display windows and the storea#39;s interior decorations. Any holidaya€”be it theanbsp;...

Title:State Street
Author:Robert P. Ledermann
Publisher:The History Press - 2011


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