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Black and white photograph showing a parade float moving west along 8th Street (in Holland, MI) during Tulip Time ca. 1962.  Kresge's (12 East 8th) and Du Saar Photo (10 East 8th) are visible in the background.
The S.S. Kresge Company was located at 12 East 8th Street. They opened their Holland location ca. 1929 (city directory). In those early years Kresge's advertised as a 5 & 10c store.

Max L. Hunter (1901-1957) was the store manager in 1931. By 1934 Gilbert Laubscher (1902-1985) had taken over this position.

In 1954 Kresge's expanded their East 8th Street location. Elzinga and Volkers, Inc. received the contract for expansion, adding an addition of 47' wide x 125' deep, doubling the store's space. By 1956 a soda fountain had been added (Holland Sentinel, 1-18-1956).

By 1970, business at the Holland store had declined so much that on December 31 they closed their doors (Holland Sentinel, 11-16-1970).

Du Saar Photo & Gift Shop was located at 10 East 8th Street (1921 and 1960 city directories). It was operated by Doede J. Du Saar (1870-1935) and his wife Cora Du Saar (1875-1972). By 1946 Albert Schaafsma (1904-1987) had taken over the shop. Albert retired in 1961.
The business began ca. 1918 as the Holland Photo Shop, changing to Du Saar Photo & Gift Shop ca. 1938.
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