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The Strawberry Pie at Hess's Department Store, Allentown, Pa.

The Strawberry Pie at Hess's Department Store, Allentown, Pa. Very famous pie! My Mom would take us to the Woodwards cafeteria for strawberry pie.

Relive the bygone era of one of the great landmarks in eastern PA, Hess Department Store

Relive the bygone era of one of the great landmarks in eastern PA, Hess Department Store

The Cosmopolitan serving Hess department store's famous Patio Strawberry Pie on vintage Hess plates Allentown, PA

Restaurant Profile: Cosmopolitan in Allentown

The Cosmopolitan serving Hess department store's famous Patio Strawberry Pie on vintage Hess plates Allentown, PA

Chefs Justin Cogan and Tyler Baxter with Hess's Strawberry Pie, which they now make at Cosmopolitan Restaurant in Allentown.

Chefs Justin Cogan and Tyler Baxter with Hess's Strawberry Pie, which they now make at Cosmopolitan Restaurant in Allentown.

"An exciting wonderland aglow with hundreds of glittering crystal chandeliers and brimming over with priceless objects of art and antiques. Visit Hess's on your next trip and discover one of America's outstanding department stores."  From the reverse of this postcard of Hess's Department Store in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

This is how I remember Hess's flagship department store in Allentown, Pennsylvania (I shopped there as a little kid, but it was already in decline at the time).

Fans surround Rock Hudson.

PHOTO GALLERY: A look back at iconic photos of Hess's department store in Allentown.

Shoppers move fast and decisively along Hess's aisle during 1971 Christmas season sale.

Shoppers move fast and decisively along Hess's aisle during 1971 Christmas season sale. I remember the chandeliers shaking when they would open the doors at sharp .

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