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Remember holiday shopping at Leonard's?

Posted Dec. 4, 2015

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A Fort Worth Press advertisement for Leonard’s Department Store informs prospective customers that Leonard’s is “Christmas City” for the 1957 holiday shopping season.

The store, 111 Houston St., was founded in 1918 by Marvin Leonard. His brother Obie joined him in 1919. By the 1950s, Leonard’s occupied six city blocks between Weatherford, Taylor, 2nd and Houston streets.

The store was sold to Tandy Corp. in 1967.

The Fort Worth Library has approximately 10,000 items pertaining to the history of Fort Worth and Tarrant County. These items include city and county government documents, newspapers, directories, cemetery association records, maps as well as popular and scholarly books written by local authors or about local subjects. To learn more, call 817-392-7740 or email the Genealogy, History and Archives Section.

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