Denholms: The Story of Worcester's Premier Department Store

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When William Denholm and William McKay teamed up in 1870 to form a dry goods store in the factory town of Worcester, Massachusetts, they could not have imagined the 103-year legacy that would make their store a beloved New England landmark. Former customers may well recall the store's elaborate promotions that took shoppers to exotic locales, from an African holiday to a trip through the Italian fashion world. Join authors Christopher Sawyer and Patricia Wolf, daughter of a former Denholms president, as they take a behind-the-scenes view of the history and memory of Massachusetts's largest department store outside of Boston. With vivid descriptions of the festive holiday displays and personal recollections from former employees, this book is sure to make any reader nostalgic for the bygone days of shopping at Denholms.
ISBN: 9781609493950
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Massachusetts
Series: Landmarks
Images: 55
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Christopher Sawyer is a creative director for Ralph Lauren. Previously, he was an executive with the Neiman Marcus Company for ten years and launched his career with the now defunct Jordan Marsh Company. He is an avid collector and historian on the Denholm and McKay Company, all in remembrance of his grandmother Josephine Carbone. As a memoriam to Denholms, Mr. Sawyer has set up a blog located at Raised in Princeton Massachusetts, he now resides in the Boston area. Pat Wolf grew up in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, where she has been a lifelong resident. She attended St. Paul's Elementary School, the Bancroft School, Newton College of the Sacred Heart, Boston University and Anna Maria College. She has many interests, including historical restoration, horticulture and genealogy.
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