Burdine's Sunshine Fashions at 163rd STREET CENTER originally housed 130,700 square feet. It was the fifth branch in the Miami-based chain.


We now begin a photo tour of the shiny-new Burdine's Sunshine Fashions store at 163rd STREET CENTER. All photos are black and white and were taken in March 1957.
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In our first interior view, we see the store's China & Glass department.
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Another view of the China & Glass department.
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A broad view of a sales floor. The Housewares & Domestics department is seen on the left.
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Here we see one of the store's "going up" escalators.
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In this shot is a detail view of a a classic Mid-Century Modern fixture. Today, it would be known as a Googie-style "Dingbat".
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Our photo tour continues with a view of a second mode of inter-store transit, an elevator. It is seen on the left. We can presume that the doorway on the right leads into a storeroom area.
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