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Hudson's at Christmas Time (back in the day) Hudson's took up 3 lrg. City Blocks (the whole squares to the street behind it) Santa Arrived in the Thanksgiving Parade, was Given the Key to the City by the Mayor, & Went Straight Up to TOYLAND...the Entire 12th Floor.  That was the REAL Santa, the Rest were just his helpers.  We Rode the Bus to See Him Every Year as Youngsters. Hudsons Had LIVE Mannequins in their Windows...Hudson's Downtown was FABULOUS!

Hudson's at Christmas Time. I spent countless days here shopping with my Mom and Siblings then off to the cafeteria for a Coney Dog, fries, and an Orange pop.

The Hudson flag on its downtown Detroit Woodward Avenue store on flag day in 1950.

Hudson's Department Store - Old photos — Historic Detroit .The renowned Hudson's flag on Woodward Avenue was 7 stores tall.

J.L. Hudson - 13 stories of shopping - Hudson’s was the tallest department store in the country and was second in square footage only to Macy’s anchor Store in New York. It dominated the retail market in the city through the 1970’s before closing its doors in 1983.   The Thanksgiving Day Christmas Parade down Woodward Ave ended at Hudson's downtown - it was an awesome shopping experience.

Hudson - 13 stories of shopping - Hudson’s was the tallest department store in the country and was second in square footage only to Macy’s anchor Store in New York. Went there as a kid and loved shopping in their Childrens Only shop.

Hey look at parking garage - The Department Store Museum: The J. L. Hudson Co., Detroit, Michigan

The Department Store Museum: The J. Hudson Co., Detroit, Michigan The Grand River Ave. side of the store reveals how Hudson's was built up, one addition at a time to become one of the largest department stores in the world.

Stepping Out of the Elevator on the 12th Floor [the toy floor) of Detroits J.L. HUDSON, led to A VISIT TO SAINT NICHOLAS

Stepping Out of the Elevator on the Floor (the toy floor) of Detroit's J. Hudson Store with my Aunt Jo, led to a visit with Santa Claus (after Dearborn's Ford Rotunda burned down).

Federals Department Store, Detroit, Michigan, - My mother worked here at the 9 Mile Road store, in Ferndale.

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