Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Once Here and Now Gone

                 Napoleon, Ohio

In the past, home owned retail stores were often were in business for generations.  Ownership was passed along to family members.

Today, big box stores, and national chains have done away with the small, but personable, family owned business.

I like to think that Gottschalk's had a long history of serving the local area, but today nothing remains except the writing on the tiled floor.


gb hill said...

I remember as a boy nearly every dept.store had their store name on the floor of the entrance way. Usually a tiled marque such as this was reserved for upscale stores.

Richard Rodgers said...

That was also my experience. Probably the reason for my interest in saving them in images.