Merchandise Mart
Governor Printz Blvd
Photos & Store Listing - 1960

  • #4303 Sun Ray Drug
  • #4303 (rear) M & M Barber Shop
  • #4305 Beverage Mart Inc
  • #4307 Acme Food
  • #4309 F W Woolworth
  • #4311 Parkway Cleaners
  • #4313 Kinney's Shoe Store
  • #4315-A Murray's Clothiers
  • #4315-B Bendheim's Shoes
  • #4317 Lucas John & Co
  • #4319 J C Penney
  • #4323 Bank of Delaware
  • #4325 Photo Shops
  • #4327 LeRoy's Style Shop
  • In Front - Strawbridge & Clothier
  • #4333 Oppenheim Collins
  • #4335 Metropolitan Merchandise Mart
    Offices:
       > Bond Crown & Cork
       > Delaware State Dep't of Public Welfare
       > Prudential Insurance
       > Conolite
  • #4401 Braunstein's
  • #4403 Carousel Gift Shop
  • #4405 Foam Rubber Center Furn
  • #4407 Storm's Shoes
  • #4411 Carl A. Doubet Jeweler
  • #4413 Colonial Rug & Carpet
  • #4415 Paulin's Toys
  • #4417 Mullin's
  • #4421 Yardstick Draperies
  • #4425 Poole's Electric
  • #4427 Fanny Farmer Candy Shops
  • #4429 Mario's Hair Fashion Salon
  • #4431 Hoy's 5 & 10 Cents Store
  • #4433 Eckerd's Drug
  • #4435 Acme Food
  • #4439 Horn & Hardart Restaurant

Go HERE to view three views of the Merchandise Mart development


The Strawbridge & Clothier Department Store in the Merchandise Mart, north of Wilmington, was built in 1951, around the same time as the John Wanamaker store on the Augustine Cut-Off. The store was closed in the 1980s when a store opened in the Concord Mall. The Mart store still stands vacant in the now closed Merchants Square.  However, in early April, 2009, demolition began.  The following group of photos depicts the progress of the destruction.  The photos are from my personal collection along with those submitted by Keith Webb and John Fitzpatrick.

 

Store front facing Governor Printz Boulevard, 2004(l), 2009(r)


 

 

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Above two photos provided by Keith Webb


 
Above two photos provided by John Fitzpatrick


Random photos of some vacant Merchandise Mart/Merchants Square stores

 

 

The old Strawbridge & Clothier Store is no more (July, 2009) Click on photo to enlarge


This is the last of this series of photos

 

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Created 10/1/07
Revised 09/25/2011