STORES
(Department, Clothing, Housewares, Five & Dime, Varity, etc.)

Name Address Photo(s)
Please Note: We have hundreds of photos and data files to sort. The files and additions will be added in batches after editing.
A's
Abe's 709 W. 8th Street, 1943
826 W. 9th Street, closed 1967
YES
Ace Dress Shop 309 Maryland Avenue YES
Ace Hardware Store 414 Maryland Avenue YES
Adams Clothes 716 Market Street
Opened in 1937; Closed in 1972
YES
Alexander's 406 Market Street YES
Alfred Carlis Children's Shop First located at 839 Orange Street, 1953. Relocated to 109 W. 9th Street and expanded to next door at 111 in 1972. The Wilmington store was sold in 1992 and operated as Carlis Boutique. After four years, the new owner closed it in 1996.
Two additional stores located at Midway Shopping Center and Tri-State Mall.
YES
Allen Furniture Company 837 King Street YES
Allied Radio & Television Company 1320 Washington Street YES
Almarts Concord Mall; Kirkwood Highway YES
Almo Radio 111 W. 6th Street
1122-24-26 French Street
YES
Al's Sporting Goods 210 Market Street YES
Amber Tile 221 W 4th Street YES
Ames Department Store Penn Mart Shopping Center, New Castle YES
Angelo's 101 S Ogle Avenue YES
Antoine Jewelers 307 W. Fourth Street, 1948-1956 YES
Artcraft Electric Supply Company 208 W. 4th Street YES
Arthur's 700-702 Market Street
Founded by Theodore Tuckerman in 1918; he retired in 1950.
YES
Arts & Crafts Shop 2301 Main Road, Roselle
Atlantic Appliance 3737 Kirkwood Highway, 1971-1977
Triangle Mall, Rt 273 & Churchman's Road, 1972-1975
The Atlantic Appliance Store on Kirkwood Highway was purchased in 1977 by Tandycrafts for use as a floor covering business.
YES
Atlantic Thrift Center 30th & Govenor Printz Boulavard YES
Avenue Dress Shop 1609 Pennsylvania Avenue
Avenue Gift Shop 414 Delaware Avenue YES
Avenue Men's Shop 1703 Pennsylvania Avenue YES
B's
Bacher's Shoe Reparing 206 W. 8th Street
Formerly 703 Orange Street
YES
Bag & Baggage 9th & Tatnall Streets YES
Bailey's (Mary A) 227 W. 9th Street
Ground floor of the old Goldey Building
YES
Bamberger & Robbins 204-208 W. 7th Street
Also, 1003 Delaware Avenue and the Concord Plaza, Silverside Road
YES
Baynard Optical Company
Organized in 1916
5th & (423) Market Streets YES
Beck Shoe Company 603 Market Street YES
Beehive Company DuPont Building YES
Bendheims Shoes 710 Market Street YES
Ben's Shoe Store 3rd & King Street
Later, 611 King Street
YES
Berger Brother's 236 King Street
103 E. 3rd Street
4307 Governor Printz Boulevard
Martin Berger took over the store in 1945 that was started by his parents in 1919.
YES
Berger's Records 610 King Street
Bernard's Dress Shop 216 W. 9th Street
J. Elmer Betty & Sons 407 Delaware Avenue
3903 Lancaster Avenue
836 Market Street
704 Market Street
YES
Bill's Clothes (The Men's Store) 401 Market Street; moved from 204 Market Street in 1941
The original owners, Herbert and david Freeman sold the store to Alfred Renzi, Sr. in 1971. The store closed in 1988.
YES
Bird-Speakman 917-919 Tatnall Street YES
Blum's Little Folks Shoppe 708 King Street YES
Bootery 200 W. 9th Street, at Orange YES
Boy's Shop 802 King Street YES
Boyd's Flowers 2013 Pennsylvania Avenue
824 Market Street
YES
Braiger & Sklar, Inc. 839 Market Street
413 Market Street
YES
Braiger's, Optical 403 Market Street YES
Brait's Men's Shop 424 Market Street
804 Market street
YES
Brand (John H) Company 501 Shipley Street
Opened in 1918.
YES
Brandywine Hardware Company 1910 Market Street, opened 1947-1952 YES
Brandywine Hobby Shop 2007 Market Street YES
Brandywine Little Shop 2107 Market Street YES
Braunstein's 610-612 Market Street, 1914-1921
704-706 Market Street, 1922-1983
Merchandise Mart and Newark
YES
Brill's Clothes 405 Market Street YES
Brodinsky's Dry Goods 219 Maryland Avenue
Operated by Oscar Brodinsky 1926-1966
YES
Brofsky (Foley) 825 Market Street
809 Market Street
719 Market Street
YES
Bryan Dance Studio 1910 Market Street
Burkhard Electric Company 101 S Maryland Avenue, Elmhurst YES
Burton's Clothes 405 Market Street
Buten's Paints 3302 Market Street YES
P. J. Butler Furniture Company 219-221 Market Street YES
Butler's Books/Stationary 415 Market Street YES
C's
Capital Army & Navy Store 216 Market Street
Carl Cobin Shoes 834 Market Street, closed 1979
Carlson, John A 923 Market Street
Charle's 220 W. 10th Street
Charm, The 501B W 9th Street
Children's Corner 830 Market Street
Cohen Brothers 515-517 Market Street, 1902
504 N Madison Street
Moved across the street to 509-513 Madison Street, 1952
Relocated to 308-312 Market Street, 1963
Also: 4010-4014 DuPont Highway
YES
Colonial TV & Appliance Company James H. Angelo, Sr., founder and owner
First location was a food market, Cleveland & Watson Avenues, in Colonial Heights, 1929-1948
Expanded and moved to 102-104 N. Union Street, 1952-1955
1709 Lancaster Avenue, 1955-
New Road, Elsmere, 1969-1975 closed after a fire destroyed the building
The location later became a Family Dollar Store and most recently, a Dollar General Store
YES
Colonial Furniture 1522 W 4th Street
Colonial Furniture Company 121-123 Market Street
Colonial Stamp & Coin Company 1903 W. 4th Street
Cooper's Home Furniture, Inc 219 Market Street
Crockery Den 812 Market Street
Crosby & Hill 605-609 Market Street
Cut-Rate Shoes 313 Market Street
D's
D & M Radio & Electronics Company 215 W. 4th Street YES
Davis (Millard F)
Established 1879
9 E. 2nd Street, 1879
831 Market Street, 1908; closed 1970
De Courcelle's Opened 1947, closed 1979
202 W. 8th Street
3919 Kirkwood Highway
YES
deLane Millinery
1948-1976
504 Market Street
Del-Mar Television & Appliance Center 1815 Lancaster Avenue
Delaware Army & Navy Store 411 Market Street YES
Delaware Electronic Supply 205 W. 4th Street
Delaware Hardware Company 2nd & Shipley Streets YES
Delaware Novelty House 9-11-13 E. 2nd Street YES
Delaware Photo Supply 4th & Orange Streets YES
Delaware Power and Light 834 Market Street
600 Market Street, 1932
800 King Street, 1972
YES
Delaware Stamp & Coin Company 925 Market Street, then 823 Orange Street, 1945
relocated to 810 Orange Street, late 1940s
YES
Del-Mar Television & Appliance Center 1815 Lancaster Avenue YES
Dial Shoes 709 Market Street YES
Diamond Products Company 218 Washington Street
Formerly location, 1118 Washington Street
YES
Diane Shop
DiMauro's Children's Clothing 8th & duPont Streets
Disitro Tailors 610 W. 8th Street YES
Donald's Clothes
1942-1958
204 Market Street
Doubet (Carl A)
1938-1991
10th & Orange Streets
Double O Applance & Car Repair 2nd & Orange Streets YES
Drucker Furniture Company
1934-1957
6 W 3rd Street
E's
East Lynn's Dress Shop
Economy Cigar Store 400 Market Street
Edmor Sport Togs 814 Market Street
Edward's 414 Market Street
Ellison's Gift Shop 835 Market Street
Eppe's Army & Navy Store 302 Market Street
Eppe's Department Store 308 Market Street
Fabric Shop 6 E. 7th Street and 507 Market Street YES
Fanny's Family Store 4th & Lincoln Streets
Fashion Shop 213 W. 9th Street
Father & Son Shoes 404 Market Street
Feeney (John T), Inc 711 Shipley Street YES
Feingold's Family Outfitters 15 E. 7th Street
Feinberg, H Furniture Company 806-808 King Street
Warehouse, 216 W. 6th Street damaged by fire, 1941
YES
Feinberg, Peter, Inc 230 King Street YES
Finkel's 804 Market Street YES
Fisher's Ladie's Shop 805 Market Street
Fisher's Ninth Street Store 225 W. 9th Street
Flagg Brothers Shoes 833 Market Street
Forsythe Shoes 715 Market Street
Frank's 3rd & Market Streets YES
Frank Murphy 802 Market Street YES
Franklin Simon Merchandise Mart
French Shop 834 Market Street YES
Garrett Miller Company 4th & Orange Streets
Gaylord's Miller Road
Gift Nock 1209 Market Street
Golden Dawn Hosiery Shop 726 Market Street
Goldenberg Army & Navy Surplus 200 Market Street
Grants, W T 705 Market Street
Greens, H L 610 Market Street
Grossi's Mens Apparel 1931 W. 4th Street
Groll's Sewing Machine Store 621 W. 4th Street
Guilford's Men's Shop 419 Market Street
Hampton Warehouse Outlet Store 1111 Arnold Avenue, New castle YES
Hanover Shoe Company 602 Market Street
Hance Hardware 6 W. 4th Street YES
Hardcastle & Sons, Inc. 417 Shipley Street YES
Harold's 823 Market Street YES
Harris & Groll 5 W 7th Street YES
Norman I. Harris Jewelers 503 Market Street YES
Harvey Hall 802 French Street
Hechinger Kirkwood Highway, Milltown, Closed 1999 YES
R. M. Hedger
Floor coverings/carpets
1611 Pennsylvania Avenue YES
High Point Hardware 401 Philadelphia Pike, Holly Oak
Hiltex Clothes Shop 304 Market Street
Hobby House Midway Shopping Center YES
Holiday Shoes 711 Market Street
Home Budget Center 4461 Kirkwood Highway YES
Honey Bee Fairfax Shopping Center
Hoy's 5¢ & 10¢ Store 206 N. Union Street
Merchandise Mart
308 Delaware Avenue, New Castle
636 S. Maryland Avenue
YES
Huber & Company 216 W. 9th Street YES
Hudson Supply Company 117 Market Street YES
Hurley-Powel 713-715-717 King Street
Hurlock's Furniture Co. 7th & Poplar Streets YES
J-D Jewelers 403 Market Street YES
Jack & Jill Juvenile Furniture 4308 Market Street YES
Jack's Card Shop 702 W. 4th Street YES
Jacob Fuel Oil Service 111 Market Street
James Shop 218 Market Street
Jarome's Housewares & Toys 620 King Street YES
Jefferson Ward YES
Jesse Auto Service 119 Market Street YES
Jewel Box 814 Market Street YES
Jo Robbin's
Joan Roberts Children's Clothing 18th Street & Augustine Cutoff YES
John's Bargain Store 607 Block Market Street YES
Joy Hosiery Shop 828 Market Street
Joy Trimming Company 227 W. 9th Street YES
Joyce Potter School of Dance 2300 Baynard Boulevard YES
Joyce Shop 712 Market Street YES
Justis Brothers Market & Mary Streets, Newport YES
Kane, John W 511 Market Street YES
Kassees Brothers Dry Goods 528 Lincoln Street
Katz's Children's Shop 1727 W. 4th Street
2931 Washington Street
YES
Kee Supply Company 3rd & Greenhill Avenue YES
Keene Hardware Newark Shopping Center YES
Keil's Appliance, Music & Tire Center
Established 1919, closed in 1971
11th & Tatnall Streets, 1919-1971 YES
Kennard-Pyle 617-627 Market Street YES
Kenyon, Inc 203 Market Street YES
Kinney Shoes Merchandise Mart, Governor Printz Boulevard YES
Klevan (Joseph) 214 Market Street
Knowle's Music & Hobbies
Opened in 1941
212 W. 7th Street, 407 shipley, 515 shipley, 407 Market Street
Independence Mall Files bankruptcy petition 1968
YES
Kraft Hardware Company 1221 Washington Street
Kresge's, S S 611 & 801 Market Street
Kuschan's, Inc. 415 King Street
L & H 6 W. 4th Street YES
Leibowitz 224 Market Street
LeMars 7th Heaven of Fashion 7th Street
Leonard's 314 Market Street
LeRoy's 509 Market Street
Levitt Jewelry Company 802 Market Street
Levitts Clothing Dep't. 814 Market Street
Levy's Kumfort Shoes 223 Market Street
Liebman & Company 410 King Street
Lincoln Camera Shop 509 Lincoln Street
Lincoln Dress Shop 4th & Lincoln Streets
Lincoln Shop 1900 W 4th Street
Linen Mart 827-829 Market Street
Lou's Shoe Repair 4th & Franklin Streets
Lucille's Dress Shop 9th & King Streets; 712 Market Street
MacAbee's 2 E. 7th Street YES
Maesons 4-6 W. 4th Street YES
Mammele (Canby C), Inc 13-15 E 4th Street YES
Mansure & Prettyman, Inc. 6th & Market Streets
15 W. 10th Street
YES
MARS Big Elk Mall, Elkton, MD YES
Mar-Lyn Corset Shop 310 W. 7th Street YES
Marigold Credit Clothing Company 102 W 6th Street
Mar-Stans Rt 202, Concord Pike YES
Maternity Mart 804 King Street YES
Matthew's 907 Shipley Street & Granite Run Mall
Graylyn & Midway Shopping Centers
Concord Mall & Community Plaza
YES
Mazzarelli Shoe Repair 626 Lincoln Street
McCaffery Dress Shop 600 W. 11th Street
McCaulley's Gift Shop 100 W. 8th Street YES
McMahon Brothers, Inc 504 Jefferson Street
McMahon's Furniture Company 600 king Street
Meeta's Discount Bazaar 3800 Lancaster Pike YES
Men's Mart 4406 Market Street
1952-1954
YES
Michener Brothers 3321 Old Capitol Trail YES
Mihanas-Olson 11th & Heald Streets
Mila Fabrics Graylyn Shopping Center
Milady Hat Shop 816 Market Street
Miles Shoes 811 Market Street
Mill Furniture Store 316 Market Street
Mill Store Rockford Road at Bancroft Mill
Miller Brothers Company 900 King Street
607 W. 2nd Street opened in 1900
213 Market Street opened in 1904
900 King Street opened in 1915 after merging with
Meharg's Furniture & Carpet Company
YES
Millard Davis 831 Market Street
Milton's 413 Market Street
Mitchell's Millinery 728 Market Street
Mitchell's Toys & Trains Fairfax Shopping Center, Rt 202
1910 Lancaster Avenue
Ogletown Shopping Center, Rt 273
YES
Closing Day
Monaghan Shoe Shop 4th & Madison Streets
Morris Square Deal Jewelers 813 Market Street
Moskins Credit Clothing Company 718 Market Street
Mullin's (James T & Sons) Clothing Store 514 Market Street YES
Mundy Brothers 812-816 King Street
YES
Murphy & Finkle 417 Market Street
National 5 & 10 Newark YES
National Family Stores Prices Corner & Centerville Road YES
Newark Department Store Newark YES
Newark Farm & Home Newark YES
Newark Lumber Company 221 E. Main Street, Newark YES
Nicole's Jewelers 222 W. 9th Street YES
Ninth Street Book Shop 104 W. 9th Street Plaza YES
Nordstrom Department Store Christiana Mall YES
Nugent's 829 Market Street YES
Ogden Howard Company 500 King Street
Olga's Kiddie Shop 601 S. Heald Street
Oppenheim & Collins Merchandise Mart
Oxford Pipe Shop 401 Market Street
Paulin's 221 W 9th Street
Peoples Credit Clothing Company 713 Market Street
Pet Boy's 6-8 W. 4th Street YES
Peter's 5¢ & 10¢ Store 417 N Lincoln Street
Philip Liebman & Company 107 S Market Street
Phillip's New & Used Furniture 104 E 5th Street
Phillips (Paul R) Brookside Drive & Maryland Avenue
Pomeroy's
Poole's Electric Company 904 Orange Street
Quality Store 230 Market Street
Radio Electronic Service Company 3rd & Tatnell Streets
Ralph's Army & Navy Store 411 Market Street
Ralph's 411 Market Street
Record Museum • Concord Mall, 1969-
• 419 Market Street, 1971-1976, later Jacks Record Museum
Reiver Company 608 King Street
4104 Market Street
Men's Store (Renzi) Clothiers 401 Market Street
Reynolds Clothiers 914 Orange Street
Richard-Donald Furs 730 Market Street
Richard's 824 Market Street
Richardson's Variety Store • 105 N. Maryland Avenue (First location, 1940)
• 301 S. Maryland Avenue, Richardson Park, 1948
• 1909 Market Street, 1948
• 3-5 Sanders Road, Elsmere, 1949
• Philadelphia Pike & Seminole Avenue, Claymont, 1952; Enlarged in 1956
• Market & James Street's, Newport, 1953
• Marsh & Silverside Roads, Graylyn Shopping Center, 1959
• Midway Shopping Center, Kirkwood Highway, 1963
YES
Rickel 400 College Square Shopping Center
Rienzi Bridal Salon 409 Delaware Avenue
Ritter B 601 N. Lincoln Street, early 1930s to 1948
4th & Union Streets, 1948-1993
YES
Robelen's 710 Market Streets YES
Robert Hall Clothing, 1402 Market Streets
Robins & Clark, Inc 301 N Union Street
Rodney's Tie Bar 113 W. 9th Street
Rogers Jewelry Company 407 Market Street
Rommel's 105 W 8th Street
Rosenbaum's 836 Market Street, 1924 to 1962, when the store closed
Opened in 1919 at 228 King Street
Relocated to 824 Market Street in early 1920s
Royal Radio Company 218 W. 5th Street
Ryan's Home Furnishings 1935 W 4th Street
Samuels Shows 4th & Market Streets YES
Schagrin's 207 W. 9th Street
Sears, Roebuck and Company 219 W. 9th Street, 1928-1934
701 Shipley Street, 1934-1950 (previous Stern Furniture Store; later, became the United Way Building)
40th & Market Streets, 1950-1992
Prices Corner Shopping Center, 1963-2018
Concord Mall, 1992-
#1 #2 #3
Shellpot Hardware 4106 Market Street YES
Sherwin-Williams Company 200 W 8th Street
Shields Lumber & Coal Company Greenville
Shinn (B. Frank) Company 501 Orange Street YES
Shuster's 820 Market Street
Sidney's Men's Clothing 2009 Market Street
SILO 32nd & Market Streets YES
Silverside Hardware Silverside Road YES
Simpsons Hobby Shop Concord Pike & Naamans Road
2302 Washington Street
YES
Singer Sewing Machine Company 608 Market Street
Sisofo's 515 W. 4th Street YES
Sklut Furs
Slicer Sporting Goods 307 N. James Street, Newport YES
Sloan Camera Center 910 Orange Street YES
Smith & Strevig
Druggist
Delaware Avenue & Adams Street YES
Snellenburgs 7th & Market Streets YES
Sobocinski's (Zenon W) 234 Maryland Avenue
Stafford’s Silverbrook Mart S. Olge Avenue
Standard Wallpaper & Paint 128 Market Street
Stanley Furniture 211 Market Street YES
Star Wallpaper Company 222-224 King Street YES
Stereo Discounters 3926 Kirkwood Highway
3919 Silverside Road
YES
Stern & Company 614 Market Street
Stork Shop 1328 Washington Street
Storm's Shoes 921 Market Street YES
Szat's/Shotz (John F. Szatkowski's) Dry Goods & Notions 300 S. Jackson Street
Raymond H. Stout 614 French Street YES
Strawbridge & Clothiers Merchandise Mart, 1952-1983
Christiana Mall, 1978-2006
Concord Mall, 1983-2006
#1 #2 Video
Sturgis Store (A&P) 2625 West Street YES
Style Shop 819-821 Market Street
832 Market Street
YES
Streamline Army & Navy Store 214 Market Street
Success Store 6 W. 4th Street
See also L & H and Maesons
Louis Singer, who owned a department store in Pottstown, PA, opened a new store at 6 W. 4th Street. The Humphrey Lynch Hotel occupying the site was demolished. The new building had Louis Singers initials engraved at the top until it was demolished in 2020.
The location was also home for Pep Boys, L & H, Maeson's.
YES
Swift 209 Shipley Street YES
Teen Town 307 Delaware Avenue
Thomas Paint & Paper 103 Market Street
Tiny-Tot Towne 400 N. Lincoln Street
Toadvines Clothing 835 Market Street
Toni Ann Shop 8-10 S. Union Street
Topps Quality Shoes 230 Market Street
Towne & Campus Clothing
Turcol's (John B) 1738 W 6th Street
Ulmer's (Horace H) 1702 Main Road, Brack-Ex
Union's Men's Store 6 S. Union Street
Union Street Hardware Company 801 N Union Street
United Cigar 927 Market Street
Value City The successor of the seven remaining Wilmington Dry Goods stores
purchased in 1989
YES
H. W. Vandever 809 Market Street, later
903 Market Street
YES
J. B. Van Sciver Company 844 King Street, opened in 1946
Formerly the E. L. Peacock Company, a furniture store, purchased in 1901, then known as the 'Kendall Building'.
In 1906, the building became home to the Wilmington Furniture Company, who sold it to J. B. Van Sciver in 1946.
See "Chronological Events".
YES
Vari's Dry Goods 1721 W. 4th Street YES
Vogue Fabrics 209 W. 9th Street YES
John Wanamaker Augustine Cut-off YES
Wax Furniture Company 213 Market Street
West's Youth Center 822 Market Street
White Brothers, Inc. 103 W. 7th Street
Wholesale Electronics Supply Company 901 W. 5th Street, then
802 French Street, formerly the Turnverein Buildinhg, then
1402-1404 Walnut Street
YES
Wilbur-Rogers 722 Market Street
Wilmington Dry Goods 418 Market Street #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 #11
Wilmington Electrical Speciality Company 405 Delaware Avenue
Wilmington Hardware 701-703 W 4th Street
Wollaston's (Helen) 300 W. 9th Street
Woolco
Woolworth's, F W 506 & 839 Market Street
Wright & Simon 911 Market Street
Wroten (J C) 101 N James Street, Newport
Yours Truly Men's Shop 309 Market Street
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Created: February 20, 2018
Revised: February 25, 2020