Strawbridge and Clothier Store, Jenkintown
Strawbridge and Clothier Store
|Location||Old York Rd. N of Rydal Rd.
|Area||7.9 acres (3.2 ha)|
|Architect||Dreher & Churchman; Herbert B. Beidler|
|Architectural style||Art Deco|
|NRHP Reference #||88003047|
|Added to NRHP||December 22, 1988|
The Strawbridge and Clothier Store is a historic department store building located at Jenkintown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. It was built by Strawbridge & Clothier in 1930-1931 and renovated and expanded in 1954. The original section is a four-story, steel frame structure faced in limestone and on a granite base in the Art Deco style. It has a flat slag roof with parapet. The building features piers that extend above the roof parapet, two-story projecting entrance pavilions, a one-story flat roofed extension with elegant display windows, and two five-story towers. The addition is a three-story structure with a parking garage. It was built as the second suburban branch of Strawbridge and Clothier. This Strawbridge & Clothier store closed in 1988 when it relocated to the Willow Grove Park Mall. In the late 1990s, the building served as the headquarters of fast-growing online music retailer CDNow. It currently houses an Outback Steakhouse.
- National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System. Note: This includes Patrick W. O'Bannon and Diane E. Newbury (October 1988). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Strawbridge and Clothier Store" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-05-05.
- Giles, David M. (October 23, 1988). "Strawbridge: The Malling Of A Tradition". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved October 18, 2010.
- Media related to Strawbridge & Clothier Store, Jenkintown at Wikimedia Commons
- Strawbridge & Clothier company records at Hagley Museum and Library
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