|Department Stores Index|
Inaugurated the first regular aerial "store to customer" delivery service in the county on May 25, 1919 between Newark & Asbury Park.
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:
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