Buffalo in 1960: JN Adam’s accounts now at Hengerer’s

By Steve Cichon

JN’s was a Buffalo institution for 79 years, but the department store closed its doors in late 1959.

The last home of JN Adam’s was the building we now know as the AM&A’s building. AM&A’s moved from across Main Street into the closing JN Adam’s storefront 55 years ago this month.

AM&A’s picked up JN’s building, but Hengerer’s, as its ad from this date in 1960 reminds, bought up JN’s lines of credit.


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Steve Cichon

Steve Cichon writes about Buffalo’s pop culture history. His stories of Buffalo's past have appeared more than 1600 times in The Buffalo News. He's a proud Buffalonian helping the world experience the city he loves. Since the earliest days of the internet, Cichon's been creating content celebrating the people, places, and ideas that make Buffalo unique and special. The 25-year veteran of Buffalo radio and television has written five books and curates The Buffalo Stories Archives-- hundreds of thousands of books, images, and audio/visual media which tell the stories of who we are in Western New York.