L. S. Plaut (the Bee-Hive)

1871-<1878>: 683 Broad Street
<1881>-1923: 711/721 Broad Street

Founded 1870
Bought by Sebastian Kresge in 1923

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From "The Enduring Community" by William B. Helmreich:

The Plaut family, founded the department store in 1870. It pioneered worker benefits, becoming one of the first to set up a mutual benefit program for store employees. In 1923 the store was sold to S. S. Kresge for $17,000,000.

From Newark The City of Industry 1912: