Petersons and Harned Von Maur Buildings
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The von Maur family opened its first store in the late 1800's. The rented store was 20 by 50 feet, located in Davenport, Iowa. We have come a long way since that cozy shop. Today, 29 Von Maur stores are scattered across 13 states:  Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New York and Ohio; and still expanding. Our corporate headquarters and E-Commerce store are still proudly located in Davenport, Iowa.
Boston Store Established by CJ Von Maur 1887 CJ von Maur established the “Boston Store” in Davenport, IA, with partners Rolland Harned and Edward Pursel
Harned von Maur Merges with Petersons 1928 Harned & von Maur physically merged with Petersen’s into one location and the store was renamed Petersen Harned & von Maur.
Von Maur Moves Corporate Headquarters 1990 Moved corporate headquarters from Redstone building to the current distribution center, closer to Interstate 80 in Davenport.
ECommerce Facily Opened 2010 The E-Commerce store opened a new fulfillment center for processing merchandise through the vonmaur.com website.
JHC Petersen's Opens 1872 JHC Petersen opens a store with his three sons called JHC Petersen's Sons Co.
Petersons is Sold to Harned Von Maur 1916 The Petersen family sold their store to Harned & von Maur.
von Maur Family Takes Ownership 1937 The von Maur family took full ownership of the store.
Peterson, Harned Von Maur is changed to Von Maur 1989 "Peterson Harned Von Maur" is changed to "Von Maur"
Von Maur Expands 1990-2000 Expanded to Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska & Ohio.
Von Maur Expands out of the Midwest 2011 Expanded outside of the Midwest for the first time – North Point Mall, Alpharetta, Georgia.