Wolf and Dessauer: Where Fort Wayne Shopped

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Remember how it used to be at W&D? From its humble beginnings as a dry goods store in 1896, Wolf and Dessauer grew to provide customers with revolutionary services and previously unheard of amenities: personal shoppers, in-store models, escalators, an open-air French café and the magical Christmas WanDerland—home to Santa and his precious elf, Wee Willie WanD. Join Jim and Kathie Barron on this glorious return to one of the most progressive department stores in history. Relax in the tearoom with one of Edith Goodyear's California Dream Bars, don elegant couture from around the world and luxuriate in this remembrance of a beloved Fort Wayne icon.
ISBN: 9781609493349
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Indiana
Series: Landmarks
Images: 21
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Jim and Kathie Barron are the authors of three other books on the subject of Fort Wayne history. Jim is a thirty-five-year radio broadcast veteran and is part of the award-winning morning team on WBCL radio in Fort Wayne. He has also been a professional comedian and a magician/illusionist for more than forty years and performs frequently for church, fundraising and festival events. Kathie is a writer and singer and is planning a future book on Robison Park, an amusement park that was a big part of Allen County history. Jim and Kathie are the parents of four children and four grandchildren and thank Jesus Christ for all the blessings in their lives.
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