American Flyer Displays & History

Department Store Layouts

If you didn't live near a Gilbert Hall of Science, some of these layouts were probably the biggest and best layouts you could hope to see.  They were the high point of every shopping trip you took with your parents and you probably wished you could recreate them at home.  Some of these were around all year, but others only came to life at Christmas.   As you can see from the examples shown, they could be very simple or quite elaborate. 

Bon Marche Seattle E.W. Edwards Buffalo Eureka Stores Windber PA
Bon Marche
Seattle
E.W. Edwards
Buffalo
Eureka Stores
Windber, PA
F.A.O. Schwarz New York City G Fox Hartford Gimbels Philadelphia
F.A.O. Schwarz
New York City
G. Fox Co.
Hartford, CT
Gimbel's
Philadelphia
Hartigans Troy NY Jordan Marsh Boston Lansburgh's Washington D.C.
Hartigan's
Troy, NY
Jordan Marsh
Boston
Lansburgh's
Wash., D.C.
Macy's Location Unknown Sibley's Rochester Wanamaker's Philadelphia
Macy's
Location Unknown
Sibley's
Rochester
Wanamakers
Philadelphia
Wanamaker's New York City Woodward & Lothrop Washington D.C.  
Wanamaker's
New York City
Woodward & Lothrop
Wash., D.C.