Strawbridge and Clothier Store, Jenkintown

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Strawbridge and Clothier Store
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Strawbridge and Clothier Store, Jenkintown is located in Pennsylvania
Strawbridge and Clothier Store, Jenkintown
Strawbridge and Clothier Store, Jenkintown is located in the US
Strawbridge and Clothier Store, Jenkintown
Location Old York Rd. N of Rydal Rd.
Jenkintown, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°6′6″N 75°7′32″W / 40.10167°N 75.12556°W / 40.10167; -75.12556Coordinates: 40°6′6″N 75°7′32″W / 40.10167°N 75.12556°W / 40.10167; -75.12556
Area 7.9 acres (3.2 ha)
Built 1930-1931, 1954
Architect Dreher & Churchman; Herbert B. Beidler
Architectural style Art Deco
NRHP Reference # 88003047[1]
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.[2] This Strawbridge & Clothier store closed in 1988 when it relocated to the Willow Grove Park Mall.[3] In the late 1990s, the building served as the headquarters of fast-growing online music retailer CDNow. It currently houses an Outback Steakhouse.

The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "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. 
  3. ^ Giles, David M. (October 23, 1988). "Strawbridge: The Malling Of A Tradition". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved October 18, 2010. 

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