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J.C. Penney Stores (page 1)

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The J.C. Penney chain was established in 1902 by James Cash Penney in Kemmerer, WY. By 1917, there were 175 stores in 22 states. By 1941, there were 1,600 stores in 48 states. In 2020, the company filed for bankruptcy and closed about 250 stores. There are about 670 stores left. For more, see this website.

The two pages in this section are organized alphabetically by state.

former J.C. Penney
Dothan, AL
This J.C. Penney department store was built in 1937. Around 2008, the building was refurbished as the Colby Building. For more, see this website. [map]

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

former J.C. Penney
Mesa, AZ
This J.C. Penney store was built in 1952. The business moved to a mall location in 1968. Since 1974, the building has housed the Milano Music Center. This sign is probably from then. Milano Music was established in 1946. [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
Ventura, CA
J.C. Penney
Huntington Park, CA
This J.C. Penney store in Ventura opened here in 1939. The store closed in 1965 when it moved to the Buena Ventura Fashion Center Mall. The building housed Beverly Fabrics for many years. It has housed the C.A.N.N. Thrift Store for decades. [map]

This J.C. Penney in Huntington Park was built in 1949. It is still operating. [map]

J.C. Penney [gone]
Calexico, CA
J.C. Penney
Delano, CA
This J.C. Penney store opened in 1929. It closed in 2018 and the signs were removed.

This J.C. Penney store in Delano appeared to be from the 1950s or 1960s. It closed in 2020. I don't know if the signs are still there. [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. I believe this location is still open. [map]

J.C. Penney
Lakewood, CA
This J.C. Penney store is located in Lakewood Center. It was built in 1967. I believe this location is still open. For more, see this website. [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 2021, the signs were still there and the building was still vacant. [map]

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