Continental Square -- Northwest Quadrant

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The buildings on the northwest corner of Continental Square are still known to many long-time residents as "Bear’s," named for the former Bear’s Department Store. Built in 1911 from a design by J.A. Dempwolf, Bear’s Department Store was a shopping destination until 1975, when it was bought out by another store only to close a few years later. The structure itself contains elements of the Commercial Style, perhaps because it was designed around the same time Dempwolf was designing the nearby Bon-Ton.

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