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Hudsons: Detroits Legendary Department Store

Michael Hauser

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ISBN : 9780738533551
Paperback
128 pages
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For over a century, the J.L. Hudsons Department Store on Woodward Avenue was more than just a store--it was a Detroit icon and a world-class cultural treasure. At 25 stories, it was the worlds tallest department store, and was at one time home toMoreFor over a century, the J.L. Hudsons Department Store on Woodward Avenue was more than just a store--it was a Detroit icon and a world-class cultural treasure. At 25 stories, it was the worlds tallest department store, and was at one time home to the most exceptional offerings in shopping, dining, services, and entertainment. The store prided itself on stocking everything from grand pianos to spools of thread. In addition to departments offering fashionable clothing and home furnishings, the original Hudsons store featured an auditorium, a circulating library, dining rooms, barber shops, a photo studio, holiday exhibits, a magnificent place called Toytown, and the worlds largest American flag. As a legendary symbol of urban and entrepreneurial American history, the J.L. Hudsons Department Store earned a permanent place in Detroits collective memory. Although the big store no longer graces Woodward Avenue, its legacy lives on in the hearts and minds of generations, and in the remarkable photographs that preserve its reign.