Cohen Millinery

Summary

Specialized retail stores like this one served the needs of city dwellers in the late 19th century. During the 1880s, a series of shops selling fancy goods, groceries, dry goods, and flour and feed occupied the building. In the mid-1890s, widow Elizabeth Cohen operated a millinery shop here, offering customers fashionable headwear while supporting her young family. Like other shopkeepers, Mrs. Cohen lived above her store.

Specialized retail stores like this one served the needs of city dwellers in the late 19th century. During the 1880s, a series of shops selling fancy goods, groceries, dry goods, and flour and feed occupied the building. In the mid-1890s, widow Elizabeth Cohen operated a millinery shop here, offering customers fashionable headwear while supporting her young family. Like other shopkeepers, Mrs. Cohen lived above her store.

Artifact

Store

Date Made

circa 1880

Creators

Unknown

Place of Creation

United States, Michigan, Detroit 

Creator Notes

Originally built at 444 Baker Street in Detroit, Michigan.

Greenfield Village
 On Exhibit

at Greenfield Village in Main Street District

Object ID

35.899.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Brick (Clay product)
Wood (Plant material)
Cast iron
Glass (Material)

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