Patrick Hulse

The Best of Everything

"You'll find the best of Hess's!"

Hess’s Department Store opened in 1876, had its heyday in the 1960’s, and was closed in 1996, two years after I was born. It was located at 9th and Hamilton Streets in Allentown, PA. I never saw the Hess’s building, demolished in 2000, but family stories of its magic have captivated me since I was little.

The Best of Everything presents a celebration of the past, an attempt to preserve it, and a longing to know it.

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