State Street (Paperback)

One Brick at a Time

By Robert P. Ledermann

History Press (SC), 9781609492946, 157pp.

Publication Date: October 6, 2011

List Price: 22.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.


Linger on the mezzanines of fantastic movie palaces like the Oriental, sample the confectionary delights of Krantz Candies or recklessly splurge on dress shields or mustache wax at dime stores like Kresge's or Woolworths. Allow yourself to be enchanted by the painstakingly prepared displays at Marshall Field's, but leave plenty of time to visit Carson, Pirie, Scott & Co., The Fair, Montgomery Ward, Goldblatts, Wieboldt's and the Boston Store. Above all, meet the people behind the glitter and glamour of State Street who poured so much heartfelt energy into making it the magical place that it was. From its first bricks to future projects, Robert P. Ledermann lovingly recounts the history of this unique thoroughfare.