Montgomery Ward facts for kids
Montgomery Ward was an American department store chain.
It started as a mail-order catalog (called a "Wish Book") and department store in 1872. It owned Jefferson Ward discount stores. Jefferson Ward stores in the northern US were sold to Bradlees in 1985. The rest closed in 1988. All its stores closed in 2000. In 2004, it reopened as an online store.
Montgomery Ward was founded by Aaron Montgomery Ward, a Chicago entrepreneur.
Images for kids
Progress Lighting the Way for Commerce, designed for Montgomery Ward by sculptor J. Massey Rhind, appeared as a medallion at many Ward stores. This one is in Brattleboro, Vermont.
Former Montgomery Ward store, Huntington Center, Huntington Beach, California, demolished in 2010
Montgomery Ward Building in Bluefield, West Virginia.
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