A place to recall and celebrate the wonderful stores of a Downtown Boston now alive only in our memories
Friday, 5 November 2010
A Bit More of Gilchrist's from 1965
Hello, Retro Boston Lovers! I had a few requests to find all the locations of the Gilchrist Company Department Stores in the Boston area and beyond....so I did my homework! I hope these little items from 1965 serve to remind you all of what was known as "The Friendly Store" in Boston for generations. Enjoy!!!!
LOOK....My new project!!
The Jordan Marsh Memory Project
Here is what I said about it on my new Facebook page:
This blog has been so popular and generated much discussion around many of the stores of the past but one store really has become a true legend. Filene’s has many fans that are true to its dear memory….but The Jordan Marsh Company seems to have a wonderful nostalgic aura that surpasses all the others for so many Bostonians. For this reason, I have decided to begin a very special project dedicated just to The Jordan Marsh Company and a key part of this project will be the gathering of as many memories from the public who loved to shop there over the many years it ruled the Boston shopping scene.
The Jordan Marsh Memory Project could become a book or booklet of some type in the future…at this point I am just gathering all the information and research materials I can find about this great store of Boston’s past. I encourage anyone who would like to participate in the project to write to me at:
Boston born, Brookline raised Retro Boston Cultural Historian and very eager to get as many memories, photos and newspaper adverts of the once grand stores of the Downtown Boston we all knew and loved. Also I am very busy researching Boston area churches of the past that have since closed or merged into others. All who remember are welcome to contact me with their thoughts, memories and photos to add to any of my blogs.
Email me at: