Other Five & Dime Stores (page 2)

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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
New Orleans, LA
Camden, NJ
This McCrory's in Mobile was built in 1924. It now houses a Subway restaurant. [map]

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. There are two surviving (or replicated) McCrory's signs around the side of the building. Since 2014, the building has housed the Ruby Slipper Cafe. 1, 2, 3, and 4. [map]

This McCrory's in Camden 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]

Canonsburg, PA
Galveston, TX
Waco, TX
This McCrory's in Canonsburg appears to be from the 1940s. It closed in 1994. It now houses Hidden Treasures, a thrift store. [map]

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
Youngstown, OH
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]

This McCrory's 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]

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. [map]

This McCrory's in Morgantown now houses the X-Hale Hookah Lounge. The building still had the red vitrolite sign background in 2008. This photo is from 2012. For more, see this website. [map]

Other McCrory's:
Fort Lauderdale, FL [map]
Miami Beach, FL [map]
St. Petersburg, FL: 1, 2, 3 [map]
Atlanta, GA [map]
Valdosta, GA [map]
Louisville, KY
Altoona, PA [map]
York, PA
various cities

G.C. Murphy Building
Indianapolis, IN
G.C. Murphy Building
Welch, WV
The G.C. Murphy Building in Indianapolis was built in 1884. The G.C. Murphy five and dime store was a tenant from 1929 until 1998. Today, the building houses the Murphy Art Center. For more, see this website. [map]

The G.C. Murphy Building in Welch has been vacant for many years. The building was constructed in 1920. I don't know when G.C. Murphy operated here. In later years, there was a Dollar General store here with a sign over the remaining "Murph" sign. The "Murph" sign is gone now. [map]

Other G.C. Murphy stores:
Washington, DC [gone]
Greensburg, IN
St. Joseph, MI
Gallipolis, OH [map]
Pittsburgh, PA: 1, 2 [map]
Pittsburgh, PA [vintage]
Wheeling, WV: 1, 2

The Ben Franklin five and dime variety store chain was established in 1927. At its peak, there were 2,500 stores nationwide. The company went bankrupt and the name was picked up by Promotions Unlimited. The corporate website lists only "kiosk" locations. It appears that all the old Ben Franklin locations are now independent operators. For more, see this website.

Ben Franklin
Independence, MO
Ben Franklin
Chariton, IA
former Ben Franklin
Dalhart, TX
The Ben Franklin store in Independence closed around 2005. This rooftop sign remains as of 2016. I don't know of any other locations with neon signs like this one. [map]

The Ben Franklin store in Chariton has been here since at least the 1970s and is probably much older than that. [map]

The former Ben Franklin store in Dalhart now houses a furniture store but the sign remains. [map]

Ben Franklin
Bridgman, MI
Ben Franklin
Ironwood, MI
Ben Franklin [gone]
Traverse City, MI
I believe this Ben Franklin store in Bridgman opened in 1955. [map]

This Ben Franklin store in Ironwood is still in operation. [map]

This Ben Franklin store in Traverse City appeared to be from the 1950s. This photo is from 2011. By 2018, the store and sign were gone.

Ben Franklin [gone]
Bemidji, MN
This Ben Franklin store was housed in the former Bemidji Theatre building. The theatre opened in 1935 and closed in 1955. This Ben Franklin store was still open in 2015. By 2018, the store and signs were gone.

Ben Franklin
Park Rapids, MN
Ben Franklin
Ely, MN
This Ben Franklin store in Park Rapids is still operating. [map]

This Ben Franklin store in Ely is now part of J&L Hardware next door. [map]

Ben Franklin [gone]
Aitkin, MN
Ben Franklin
Fayetteville, WV
This Ben Franklin store in Aitkin was vacant when this photo was taken in 2011. By 2014, the sign was gone and Crossroads in Time was the building's new occupant.

This Ben Franklin store in Fayetteville was still operating in 2018. [map]

Ben Franklin
Bishop, CA
former Ben Franklin [gone]
Delta, CO
Ben Franklin
Oberlin, OH
The Ben Franklin in Bishop is still operating. [map]

The Ben Franklin in Delta is now known as Clubb's Variety Store. The Ben Franklin sign was still there in 2012 but gone by 2018.

This Ben Franklin store in Oberlin opened in 1935 and is still operating. For more, see this website. [map]

More Ben Franklin stores:
Sitka, AK [map]
Decatur, AL [vintage]
Centerville, IA [gone]
Denison, IA [gone]
Jefferson, IA [map]
Hoxie, KS [map]
Overland Park, KS [vintage]
Durand, MI [map]
New Ulm, MN [gone]
Dexter, MO
Macon, MO
Noel, MO
Hardin, MT [gone]
Nags Head, NC
Lavallette, NJ
Bethel, OH [map]
Masontown, PA [map]
Lemmon, SD
Fredericksburg, VA [gone]
Middlebury, VT [map]
LaCrosse, WI [gone]

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