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Fatemerged with Joske's
SuccessorJoske's (1979–1987); Dillard's (1987–present)
HeadquartersDallas, Texas, United States
ProductsClothing, footwear, furniture, jewelry, beauty products, and housewares

Titche-Goettinger (later known as Titche's) was a department store chain based in Dallas, Texas (United States). It was established in 1902 and was a major player in the Dallas retail market until its merger with Joske's, which was later absorbed by Dillard's.


The Wilson Building at Main and Ervay Streets in downtown Dallas housed Titche-Goettinger between 1904 and 1929. Today it is a luxury-apartment building.

The Titche-Goettinger Department Store, formed in 1902 by Max Goettinger and Edward Titche,[1][2][3] opened on the southeast corner of Elm and Murphy streets.[4] Two years later, they moved to the Wilson Building.[4][2] In 1928, the company began construction on a new location between Main and Elm streets at St. Paul Street to house more merchandise, including ready-to-wear apparel.[5][6]

In December 1928, before the new building was complete, Titche-Goettinger was sold to Hahn Department Stores.[7] Hahn would also purchase the San Antonio, Texas, retailer Joske's the following year.[8] The Great Depression affected the retail market during Hahn's ownership, changing the market.[9][10] The store's competitive edge was largely lost to hometown rivals Neiman Marcus and Sanger-Harris. In 1935, Hahn Department Stores changed its name to Allied Stores Corporation.[9]

The department store expanded to the suburbs in the 1950s.[11][12] Allied merged the Titche-Goettinger stores with Joske's in 1979,[12] which was eventually purchased by Dillard's in 1987.[13]

Flagship store[edit]

The Titche-Goettinger Building between Elm and Main at St. Paul in downtown Dallas was the department store's flagship between 1929 and 1979.

The downtown Dallas flagship store is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and is a key contributing structure in Dallas' Harwood Historic District and Main Street District. It opened in 1929 and closed in 1987, and now houses loft-style apartments and the Universities Center at Dallas.


  1. ^ "Edward Titche". Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association.
  2. ^ a b "it's in Dallas". Newspapers.com. 9 September 1921. Retrieved 2021-12-20.
  3. ^ "State Capitol News". Newspapers.com. 31 January 1902. Retrieved 2021-12-20.
  4. ^ a b "Our Third Anniversary Sale". Newspapers.com. 19 March 1905. Retrieved 2021-12-20.
  5. ^ "Employment". Newspapers.com. 14 April 1929. Retrieved 2021-12-20.
  6. ^ "George Dahl designed much of Dallas, and his unseen archives reveal how his work shaped our lives". Dallas News. 2019-12-06. Retrieved 2021-12-20.
  7. ^ "Huge Department Store Chain Started". Newspapers.com. 11 December 1928. Retrieved 2021-12-20.
  8. ^ "Texas Store Acquired". Newspapers.com. 16 February 1929. Retrieved 2021-12-20.
  9. ^ a b Lisicky, Michael J. (2015-10-26). Remembering Maas Brothers. Arcadia Publishing. p. 19. ISBN 978-1-4396-5381-4.
  10. ^ "A Curiosity in Architecture". issuu.com. Retrieved 2021-12-20.
  11. ^ "Ghosts of Dallas: Titche-Goettinger Building". D Magazine. 2016-05-26. Retrieved 2022-01-03.
  12. ^ a b "Retail industry meets demand from larger number of affluent customers". Newspapers.com. 30 December 1979. Retrieved 2022-01-03.
  13. ^ "Dillard says Allied deal reflects strategy". Newspapers.com. 16 April 1987. Retrieved 2022-01-03.

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