Classic ad courtesy of Amy Macnamara
Location: 51 North Woodbury Avenue, Pitman, NJ
The Parade of Progress came roaring into Pitman, New Jersey on July 18. 1956. Acme opened this ultra-modern store packed with the latest shopping conveniences including one I have never seen before. This place had an in-store bank! If you look closely at the entrance, you'll see the teller window just to the left of the doors. The rendering also has a generic "BRANCH BANK" sign on the left corner above the stores vestibule. Look below for a zoomed in view...
Amy discovered this vintage ad tucked away in her Grandmother's sewing drawer. She hopped online to research the ad's date and wound up stumbling across Acme Style. Unfortunately the location had not yet been featured on the blog so she emailed a photo and asked if I had any information. I was able to pin down the opening date of the store but that was about it. If anyone has more information on the store's history, please leave a comment below.
2002The Acme is gone. TD Bank now located on the property. The Acme building survived until at least 1995...
1995No way of knowing from this vantage point if Acme still operated here. The building had been expanded by 1995 but it looks as though another store was added to the left side.
1965Look at the size of the parking lot!
1956I did a rough count of parking spaces in this image since the lines are nice and clear. Came up with 165 spots!
Thanks to Amy for sharing her incredible find with us!