W. G. Brown and Company, circa 1920

W. G. Brown department store was located at 186 and 188 Main Street in downtown Gloucester. It was touted as the largest dry goods store this side of Lynn. The W. G. Brown building today is called Brown's Mall and stands across the street from the Gloucester District Court and Police Station. Dry goods stores carry textiles and household items other that those in hardware and grocery stores.

W. G. Brown department store was located at 186 and 188 Main Street in downtown Gloucester. It was touted as the largest dry goods store this side of Lynn. The W. G. Brown building today is called Brown’s Mall and stands across the street from the Gloucester District Court and Police Station. Dry goods stores carry textiles and household items other that those in hardware and grocery stores.

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  • W.G. Browns was a family favorite…and we had a charge acct. which I was allowed to use. A first to use vaccum tube, security.

      Wm Skipper Publicover Current Port of Call Charleston, SC

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  • The vacuum tube pay system always fascinated me!

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  • We still have one of their shopping bags, with an engraving of a “Heeltapper” schooner, with “Morning Star Gloucester” on the transom. Framed and under glass, in a place of honor! (and if I knew how to post a picture here I’d show it off)!

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