Leonard's Museum

 

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Lauren Leonard - Museum Curator  
Open Monday - Friday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Marty Leonard, creator of Leonard's Department Store Museum created this museum as a tribute to her father, Marvin, and her uncle, Obie, and for her family and friends, plus the literally thousands of former Leonard's employees and customers.

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 during the Christmas Season there was a Toyland, this most spectacular toy store along with Macy’s in New York City,  considered the top 2 Toyland’s in the country.

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Our beautiful M&O Subway all restored and back home again.  This subway is located at One City Place, 300 Throckmorton Street, Fort Worth Texas. Opening in 2014.

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. The museum adjoins the M&O Station Grill, where you will get the best burgers in town.

 

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Marvin and Obie Leonard Historical Marker

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Inside the Museum 

 

MO Monorail The original Leonard's Monorail inside LEONARD'S Department Store.

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Lionel Train Display