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J.C. Penney Stores

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J.C. Penney
Kemmerer, WY
The J.C. Penney chain was founded in 1902 at this store in Kemmerer. The "mother store" was originally known as a Golden Rule store. The name was changed to J.C. Penney in 1913. The store is the oldest location still in operation. The first photo shows the Pine St. facade. The second photo shows the remodeled facade on J.C. Penney Dr. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

J.C. Penney
Sheridan, WY
former J.C. Penney
Ephrata, WA
This J.C. Penney store in Sheridan opened in 1907 as a Golden Rule store. It was renamed as a J.C. Penny store in 1928. In 2017, it was announced that this store would be closing. For more, see this website. [map]

This former J.C. Penney store in Ephrata has been closed since at least 2007. [map]

J.C. Penney
Price, UT
This J.C. Penney store was built in 1910 as a Golden Rule store. This was the twelfth J.C. Penney location to be built. These photos are from 2014. The store closed in 2015. In 2016, the signs were still there and the building was vacant. [map]

J.C. Penney
Alamosa, CO
This J.C. Penney is still operating. [map]

former J.C. Penney
Bisbee, AZ
This J.C. Penney department store now houses Atalanta Music & Books. [map]

former J.C. Penney
Yuma, AZ
This J.C. Penney department store was probably built in the 1950s. The building has appeared vacant since at least 2007. [map]

former J.C. Penney
Medford, OR
This J.C. Penney department store was built in 1948. In 1986, the store closed and moved to the Rogue Valley Mall. A few years later, the building was purchased by the Southern Oregon Historical Society and converted into the History Center. For more, see this website. [map]

former J.C. Penney
Ashland, WI
former J.C. Penney
Kingsport, TN
This J.C. Penney in Ashland department store opened in 1925. This photo is from 2011 when the store was still in operation. It 2011, it was announced that the store was closing. There was also a sign behind the building which I missed. By 2015, the signs were gone. [map]

This former J.C. Penney store in Kingsport is now occupied by Paul Bellamy's Furniture. [map]

J.C. Penney
San Fernando, CA
This J.C. Penney store was built in 1953. In 2010, the facade and neon sign were restored. However, the store closed just two years later. The building was vacant when these photos were taken in 2012. The community is fighting to keep the signs in place. In 2015, the signs were still there and the building was still vacant. [map]

J.C. Penney
La Grande, OR
This still-operating J.C. Penney store has a 1950s looking facade. In 2017, it was announced that this store would be closing. [map]

J.C. Penney
Astoria, OR
J.C. Penney
Delano, CA
This still-operating J.C. Penney store in Astoria is probably from the 1950s. In 2017, it was announced that this store would be closing. [map]

This still-operating J.C. Penney store in Delano appears to be from the 1950s or 1960s. [map]

J.C. Penney
Fresno, CA
This J.C. Penney store is located at the Fashion Fair Mall which opened in 1970. The flower tiles are original. [map]

J.C. Penney
Lakewood, CA
This J.C. Penney store is located in Lakewood Center. It was built in 1967. For more, see this website. [map]

Other J.C. Penney stores:
Savannah, GA
Petoskey, MI
St. Louis, MO [map]
Vicksburg, MS
Sidney, MT [map] [closing in 2017]
Asheville, NC
Williston, ND [map]
Taos, NM [gone]
Columbia, SC [vintage]
Greenville, TX [vintage]

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