McCrory Five-and-Dime Department Stores

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The McCrory's department store chain was founded in 1882. At the company's peak, there were 1,300 locations nationwide. The company filed for bankruptcy in 1992. By 2002, the remaining locations closed. For more, see this website.

Mobile, AL
Fort Lauderdale, FL
This McCrory's in Mobile was built in 1924. It now houses a Subway restaurant. [map]

This McCrory's in Fort Lauderdale was built in 1936. The store closed 1985. The building now houses Township Fort Lauderdale, a bar and restaurant. For more, see this website. [map]

Miami Beach, FL
This McCrory's building in Miami This McCrory's building was designed by William F. Simpson and built in 1938. The building now houses the Surf Style clothing store. It still has the terrazo tile entrance apron. For more, see this website. [map]

St. Petersburg, FL
This McCrory's building was built in 1904. The red blade sign was supposedly installed in 1929. It looks more 1940s or 1950s to me. The building now houses multiple retail businesses. For more, see this website. [map]

More Florida:
Miami [map]

Atlanta, GA
Valdosta, GA
This building that housed the McCrory's in Atlanta was built in the 1890s. The facade is from 1936-1937. I don't know what years the McCrory's store operated here. [map]

This McCrory's in Valdosta now houses RISE, a real estate company. I don't know when it was built. [map]


New Orleans, LA
I don't know when this McCrory's in New Orleans opened. I would guess late 1940s or early 1950s. The store closed in the late 1990s. The original red, white, and silver Canal St. facade has been adapted several times. The second photo above shows the surviving McCrory's sign on the side of the building. Since 2014, the building has housed the Ruby Slipper Cafe. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Camden, NJ
This McCrory's looks like it was built in the 1920s or 1930s. Although it has long since been adapted for other businesses, these original signs remain. [map]

Youngstown, OH
Canonsburg, PA
This McCrory's in Youngstown was built in 1924. It closed in the early 1980s. The building features two identical facades. It has housed the OH WOW! Roger and Gloria Jones Children's Center for Science & Technology since 2010. [map]

This McCrory's in Canonsburg was built in 1940. It closed in 1994. It now houses Hidden Treasures, a thrift store. [map]

More Pennsylvania:
Altoona [map]

Galveston, TX
Waco, TX
This McCrory's building in Galveston has been vacant for many years and is endangered. The Beissner Building was built in 1907 as office space. The ground floor housed McCrory's from 1930-1997. [map]

I assume this painted ghost sign indicates that this building housed the McCrory's in Waco. However, the "C" details might indicate the building housed something else originally. [map]

department store?
Paris, TX
These signs look like they were installed by a major department store. There was a Woolworth nearby and a Kress next door. My guess would be that this was a McCrory's, Kresge's, or a J.J. Newberry which all had red signs like this but I can find no evidence about any of those stores existing in Paris. [map]

Charleston, WV
This McCrory's building was constructed in 1927. The store closed in 1992. The Mykonos Restaurant opened there in 1999. Later, it housed Bellacino's Pizza & Grinders. The building is now occupied by the Adelphia Sports Bar & Grill. [map]

Clarksburg, WV
Morgantown, WV
This McCrory's in Clarksburg was built using the same design as the store in Charleston shown above. This location was open until the 1990s. It was vacant when this photo was taken in 2012. The building how houses the My Mother's Daughter restaurant. [map]

This McCrory's in Morgantown appears to be from the 1920s or 1930s. This photo is from 2012. The building was housing the Retro-tique store in 2019. For more, see this website. [map]

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