The Halle Bros. Co.

Explore the former Halle Bros. Department Store!

Visit the actual site of the Halle Bros. Co.’s flagship department store, where Mr. Jingeling, originated and appeared on Halle’s 7th Floor.

Christmastime At The Halle Bros. Co.

“Christmas is Halle’s Toyland to view with delight; a fairy land castle to love at first sight. Christmas is Santa to fill all your wishes; a little toy table to set with toy dishes. Christmas is Mr. Jingeling, to visit with glee; a helper to Santa, keeper of the big key. Christmas is the Key Club, To make you a member; toy surprises to get the 24th of December. Christmas is Halle’s Toyland to watch on TV; Mr. Jingeling to star, the Play Lady to see. Christmas is children to fill with wonder; a bike to ride, a cannon to thunder. Christmas is stockings to fill to the top; a train to run, a balloon to pop. Christmas is Halle’s to find all toy treasures; a yearly visit to give oceans of pleasure.” – Halle Bros. Co. Bulletin

Halle’s History

The Halle Brothers Co. (1891-1982) is remembered as the purveyor of higher-end merchandise and the leading department store in Cleveland, Ohio. “Halle’s” was founded by brothers Samuel Horatio and Salmon Portland Chase Halle. Originally located near the city’s Public Square, the company opened its renowned location at 1228 Euclid Avenue in 1908. The department store was designed by New York City architect, Henry Bacon, and was the tallest ever constructed in Cleveland. The Halle Bros. Co. was loved for its lavish holiday displays, animated Christmas windows, and the castled toy wonderland on its’ 7th floor, which was the annual headquarters of Mr. Jingeling.

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Visit Former Site Of Halle’s Department Store!

2024 Holiday Viewing: Daily 10am – 5pm.

Location: 1228 Euclid Ave. Cleveland, OH, 44115.

Information: The Halle Building is formerly the site of the Halle Bros. Co. flagship department store. In 2014, it reopened as The Residences at Halle, and boasts an 11-story, mixed-use, Chicago-style property. The main floor features shops, and a restaurant, as well as furniture and memorabilia from its department store days.

Parking: Street parking is available, as well as paid parking at the Halle Garage, East 4th Street Garage, Tower City Center, and nearby parking lots.

Map and Directions: Click Here.

Photos Cited: Cleveland Memory Project. To view more Halle Bros. Co. memories, Click Here.