Dalys was one of the 11 department stores of Glasgow, located on what was the grand Sauchiehall Street.

HistoryEdit

Daly's started out as James Daly, Son & Niven in 1846 as a drapers based in Argyle Street (known as Daly's Tron House).[1] By 1880 the son was dropped from the name of the business, however only four years later the partnership was dissolved and the business continued to trade as James Daly & Co.[2]

At the same time as the partnership broke up the store moved from 32 Argyll Street to 60-62 Trongate, however this was a short term move as 8 years later the store again moved to its final home at 199 Sauchiehall Street.[3] The store expanded from a drapery business into a full blown department store, taking over properties next door right up to number 217 Sauchiehall Street (1928), home to the former Willow Tea Rooms.[4]

In 1934 the business was purchased by the Scottish Drapery Corporation whom renamed the store Daly & Sons.[5] The business stayed as an independent company run by the Daly family under the corporation's wing,[6] until 1952 when the Scottish Drapery Corporation was purchased by House of Fraser. The company Daly & Sons was liquidated, however the store continued to operate under the Daly's brand until 1979 when the store was closed and redeveloped as retail space.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Marwick, William H. (16 December 2013). Scotland in Modern Times by William H Marwick. ISBN 9781136935572. Retrieved 15 December 2014.
  2. ^ "House of Fraser Archive : Company : James Daley & Co and Niven". Retrieved 15 December 2014.
  3. ^ "House of Fraser Archive : Company : James Daly & Co". Retrieved 15 December 2014.
  4. ^ "Glasgow, 217 Sauchiehall Street - Scotlands Places". Retrieved 15 December 2014.
  5. ^ "House of Fraser Archive : Company : Daley & Sons Ltd". Retrieved 15 December 2014.
  6. ^ "House of Fraser Archive : Company : Daly & Son Ltd". Retrieved 15 December 2014.
  7. ^ "Glasgow, 217 Sauchiehall Street - Scotlands Places". Retrieved 15 December 2014.