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Howards Bon Marche Department Store/High Street

Howards Bon Marche Department Store/High Street Gallery

Howards Bon Marche Department Store/High Street

The top floor holds a treat for Howards customers: The Moroccan Tea Room and Persian Rug department. Here they can relax and sip mint tea and enjoy a respite from their hectic shopping.

Howards Bon Marche Department Store/High Street

Mr. Pettigrew is the manager of Howards’ Bespoke Fine Furniture Department on the second floor of the new wing. A customer may order from a vast selection of full suites of furniture as shown in pictures on the walls or illustrated in a comprehensive catalog. Every style imaginable is represented. A few examples are shown on the floor a samples of the exquisite workmanship.

Howards Bon Marche Department Store/High Street

A highlight for the public is the new art nouveau lift just installed in the new wing of Howards. A lady is shopping in the home accessories department while the lift operator waits to collect passengers to go to the main floor department of luggage, other small leather items including gloves and umbrellas and canes.

Howards Bon Marche Department Store/High Street

A young woman is looking at some dress patterns to go with the lovely fabric she already purchased downstairs.

Howards Bon Marche Department Store/High Street

The first floor is dominated by the wonderful chandelier created especially for Howards. This floor has a complete haberdashery department and decorative items and lamps for the well to do home.

Howards Bon Marche Department Store/High Street

The manager sits at the cashier’s desk having just dispatched the page with a delivery. A placard lists the many departments of Howards Bon Marche.

Howards Bon Marche Department Store/High Street

Howard originally started as drapers (dry goods store) and that remains a large part of the business. Here a lady selects some fabric as a page gets ready to deliver some packages.

Howards Bon Marche Department Store/High Street

The main building of Howards consists of three floors highlighted by an atrium lighted by electric lamps and a spectacular art nouveau stained glass window.

Howards Bon Marche Department Store/High Street

The corner entrance of Howards Bon Marche sees a lot of activity from people and traffic.

Howards Bon Marche Department Store/High Street

Howards Bon Marche takes a place of pride on Smallsea’s High Street

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