Leonard's Department Store Museum


Leonard's Department Store Museum

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Leonard's was a "one-stop shopping center" years before there were shopping centers. You could buy vegetable seeds to plant in your garden or purchase Emily Post's Etiquette. It was a department store with the latest in affordable fashions as well as a complete farm store, a grocery store, a hardware store, a beauty salon and an automotive supply. It was a furniture store, a sporting goods store and at Christmas there was Toyland, the most spectacular toy store in town.

When the crowds at Leonard's became so large that it created a parking problem downtown; LEONARD'S Department Store built and operated the world's only privately owned subway, the "M&O". Leonard's was a cross between a modern day super store and a shopping mall. A place to purchase merchandise and to meet up with friends. Going to Leonard's on Saturday was an 'event' that the whole family looked forward to doing together whether they traveled to the store from across town or from halfway across Texas.

Museum visitors can view displays featuring hundreds of items from the store as well as learn about the unique history of a Fort Worth icon. The LEONARD'S Department Store Museum is located in the Fort Worth Screen Printing building on the corner of Carroll and Whitmore, one block south of White Settlement Road. Adjoining the museum is the M&O Station Grill. Cap off your visit with lunch or dinner at the M&O and be sure to leave room for dessert.

For more information visit our website at fwscreen.com

200 Carroll Street accessible food service parking available
(817) ED6-9111
Monday - Saturday 10:00am - 6:00pm
Closed Sunday
Free Admission
Group tours available (call for an appointment).

Leonard's Department Store Museum

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