Part 2 Waterbury (VT) Pearl’s Department Store

Chain: Pearl’s Department Stores, Inc.

Date Opened: September 1, 1939 (twelfth store in chain)

Date Closed:  Probably early 1944

Street Address(es) when open (Building name/block) [Current Address]: Main Street (Ryder Block), later renamed Crossman block

Former Store(s)  in Location(s): unknown

Later Store(s) in Location(s): Bailey’s Department Store

Do buildings still exist?: Not sure

Owners, Managers, Employees:

  • Ralph Pearlman, first manager (from Malone store) 1939 – circa 1943- left to do defense work
  • Arthur Mott, the second manager, drafted 1943
  • Phillip Guernier, helped temporarily at opening
  • Mrs. Maurice Gates – 1941

Subsequent Owners if sold: Closed 

Articles, Pictures, Ads:

Pearl’s Waterbury – Grand Opening Sale ad (The Waterbury Record Aug 31 1939 p3)

Pearl’s Waterbury – Store Opening (The Waterbury Record Sep 07 1939 p1)

Pearl’s Waterbury – ad (The Waterbury Record Nov 30 1939 p8)

Pearl’s Waterbury – Christmas article (The Waterbury Record Dec 19 1940 p5)

Pearl’s Waterbury – heated apartment (The Waterbury Record Feb 20 1941 p8)

Pearl’s Waterbury – ad (The Waterbury Record Apr 03 1941 p6)

Pearl’s Waterbury – heated apartment (The Waterbury Record May 29 1941 p8)

 

Pearl’s Waterbury – Business Directory (The Waterbury Record Aug 07 1941 p5)

Pearl’s Waterbury – Mrs. Maurice Gates (The Waterbury Record Dec 18 1941 p4)

Pearl’s Waterbury – ad (The Waterbury Record Jan 01 1942 p8)

Pearl’s Waterbury – Remember the Needy (The Waterbury Record Dec 10 1942 p8)

Pearl’s Waterbury – ad (The Waterbury Record Dec 31 1942 p8)

Pearl’s Waterbury – Congratulations Class of 1943 (The Waterbury Record Jun 10 1943 p5)

Pearl’s Waterbury – free photo ad (The Waterbury Record Jun 24 1943 p8)

Pearl’s Waterbury – Birth of Ralph Perlman’s daughter (The Waterbury Record Jun 24 1943 p8)

Pearl’s Waterbury -Crossman buys Ryder Block (The Waterbury Record Sep 02 1943 p1)

Pearl’s Waterbury – Red Cross (The Waterbury Record Sep 02 1943 p8)

Pearl’s Waterbury – Surgical Dressings (The Waterbury Record Nov 04 1943 p1)

Pearl’s Waterbury – Arthur Mott, manager, drafted (The Waterbury Record Dec 23 1943 p1)

Pearl’s Waterbury – Christmas Cheer ad (The Waterbury Record Dec 23 1943 p5)

Pearl’s Waterbury – Ralph Perlman’ ordered to report (The Waterbury Record Feb 24 1944 p1)

Pearl’s Waterbury -Pranksters – former Pearl’s store part 1 (The Waterbury Record Nov 02 1944 p1)

Pearl’s Waterbury -Pranksters – former Pearl’s store part 2 (The Waterbury Record Nov 02 1944 p3)

Pearl’s Waterbury -Youth Center – former Pearl’s store part 1 (The Waterbury Record Nov 16 1944 p1)

Pearl’s Waterbury -Youth Center – former Pearl’s store part 2 (The Waterbury Record Nov 16 1944 p5)

Pearl’s Waterbury -Variety store – former Pearl’s store (The Waterbury Record Sep 13 1945 p5)

 

 

 

 

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