Herndon & Co.

R.F. Herndon in 1890 (Souvenir of Springfield, H.E. Barker)

R.F. Herndon in 1890 (Souvenir of Springfield, H.E. Barker)

Founded in 1866, R.F. Herndon & Co. sold dry goods and women’s and children’s clothing, specializing for many years in gloves.

Herndon’s was on Fifth Street until 1964, when it moved to 206 S. Sixth St.  A Herndon’s also opened in Town & Country Shopping Center in 1976, but both outlets closed in 1978.

Source: Department store summary, Sangamon Valley Collection at Lincoln Librarybridge

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3 Responses to Herndon & Co.

  1. Coleen m koch says:

    I have the full set of 4 of The Little Classics Series give out by R. F. Herndon & Co. Spfld, Il and was wondering if they r of any value?

    • editor says:

      Ms. Koch: We get a lot of questions about the value of different pieces of Springfield memorabilia, and I’m afraid I just don’t have answers for those. I hope perhaps another reader will have some ideas. But now you’ve piqued my interest. What was the Little Classics series?

    • Marilyn Kaszynski says:

      I would like to inquire about the full set of The Little Classisc series.

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