We recently showed an edit of this photograph from the Rinehart Collection at CHIL as a Mystery Photo for readers to guess it’s location. I had hoped that the reflection of Tucker’s Tire Service in the window might be a clue. This Sears store sat on West Water Street. In the last couple of years this building was absorbed into a much larger building, now housing World Strides, along with some residential space.
By the late 1950s Sears moved to a larger location with more parking, in the 1100 block of West Main Street. This building is now owned by the University of Virginia and houses Stacey Hall (part of the UVA Health System).