Sunday, March 8, 2009

Department Store Building of the Week, Vol. 27

Vol. 23 appeared twice.

Vol. 26 was of Troutman's in Greensburg, Pa. But there was a second department store there, Royer's. It began as a shoe store called Brien, Smith & Royer. In the late 1920s and early 1930s it kept adding lines, to make the jump to a department store. Other than that I know very little about it, except that the husband? son? of one of its owners was an official at Horne's in Pittsburgh in the 1960s. It was hard to get a good picture of the Royer's building, which was not terribly distinctive.

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