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Diamond Department Store


1906

Wehrle B. Geary opened the Diamond Shoe Store

Other events that happened on or around 1906

1912

Diamond Shoe became the Diamond Shoe and Garment Co., later Diamond Department Store

Other events that happened on or around 1912

1917

Diamond Shoe and Garment Co. received full department store status

Other events that happened on or around 1917

1926

Wehrle B. Geary and A. W. Cox merged resources to begin building

Other events that happened on or around 1926

1927

Diamond Department Store was built at site of old state capitol

Other events that happened on or around 1927

1941

An extension was added to the original 1927 Diamond Department Store building

Other events that happened on or around 1941

1948

Five floors were added to the 1941 addition of the Diamond Department Store

Other events that happened on or around 1948

1956

Associated Dry Goods bought the Diamond Department Store

Other events that happened on or around 1956

May 03, 1960

The Diamond department store integrated its dining facilities

Other events that happened on or around May 03, 1960

1965

Diamond Department Store built a $1 million addition to its Charleston building

Other events that happened on or around 1965

Nov, 1983

Charleston Town Center Mall opened

1983

The Diamond department store closed

Other events that happened on or around 1983


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