Exploring the 15 Floors of the Daniels & Fisher Department Store


My mother was a "Layout Artist" at the May Company

In reply to by Peter Grosskreuz (not verified)

How cool, Peter! Thanks for commenting!

I remember going to the tower and shopping at Daniels and Fisher in the early 50s. Thanks for the marvelous memories.

My father worked in the toy department. He talked about a very tall man that ran the elevator.

I bet that was a fun department to work in! Thanks for reading, Michele!

You're thinking of the doorman, Karl Zandell, who stood 7'3" and weighed 287 lbs

In reply to by Roger D. (not verified)

Actually his name was Carl Sandell. D&F did a post card featuring him on one side and the tower on the other. The post card listed big Carl at 7' 5" and 310 lbs which was a bit of an stretch. He was actually 7' 2".

I remember shopping there with my mother in the 1950s and visiting a doctors office located on one of the high floors of the tower. Riding the elevator all that way up was an adventure.

I bet that was a treat! Thanks for sharing, Lois!

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