|Fate||Merger and closure|
|Headquarters||Buffalo, New York|
|Products||apparel, shoes, household furnishings, accessories|
|Parent||Associated Dry Goods (1916)|
The company was founded in 1867 as J. C. Barnes & Co., followed and followed by Barnes & Bancroft in 1869, at 259 Main Street, with James K. Bancroft. In 1873, William Hengerer was admitted as a partner and the company became known as Barnes, Bancroft & Co.
Along with other department stores located in Buffalo including AM&A's, Flint and Kent, and the Sweeney Company, Hengerer was very successful in the 1880s and 1890s. The department stores offered cooking classes, beauty parlors, and restaurants and introduced and washing and sewing machines, vacuum cleaners, and iceboxes to the public.
In 1889, Hengerer's new department store was built at 268 Main Street and was designed by Cyrus K. Porter and built of brick with Medina sandstone trim. In 1903, a new store was constructed and by 1907, Hengerer's boasted of being the largest department store between New York City and Chicago.
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