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ACCESSION NUMBER   976:0021:0189
CATEGORY   Business, Retail
SUBCATEGORY   Furniture store
TITLE   Jordt-Allen Furniture Store, or Allen Furniture Store
DESCRIPTION   Interior view of the top floor of a furniture store in Corpus Christi, Texas. A man in a dark suit and tie stands in the middle of this area surrounded by furniture. This store was identified as Jordt-Allen Furniture Store in 1975. After research in the 1980s, it was identified as Allen Furniture Store located at 418 North Chaparral Street. Secondhand goods were sold in this upstairs area. Displayed are ash tray stands, overstuffed sofas, iron bedsteads, occasional tables, gooseneck lamps, floor lamps, and desk lamps. This section had skylights as well as electric lights.
SUBJECT   Furniture stores. (lctgm)
Home furnishings stores. (lctgm)
Interiors. (lctgm)
Men. (lcsh)
Sales personnel. (lctgm)
Secondhand trade. (lcsh)
United States--Texas--Corpus Christi. (lcsh)