Woodward's Stores Ltd

WOODWARD'S STORES LTD was a retail chain founded in VANCOUVER in 1902, when Charles WOODWARD, a local merchant, reorganized the business he had started 10 years earlier. In Nov 1903 what became the flagship of a large regional chain of department stores opened on Hastings St and became a city landmark, known especially for the large neon W atop its roof. Members of the Woodward family remained in charge of the company for almost its entire history: Charles 1902–37, William WOODWARD 1937–57,...

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