Courtesy of the State Historical Society of Iowa, "Beaconsfield Supply Store," Iowa Heritage Illustrated, pp. 161, 2007
The Beaconsfield Supply Store was known as the first home of "Hy-Vee." The small brick building was approved to be placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Transcript of "Beaconsfield Supply Store"
- In the photo, what do you notice about the Beaconsfield store compared to today's Hy-Vee stores?
- Why does the author of this text point out that there is such a stark difference between the size of the Hy-Vee company and the size of the community of Beaconsfield?
- In the Hy-Vee historical timeline, it states the "friendly smile in every aisle" slogan was introduced in 1963. How do you think this first store in Beaconsfield connects to that slogan?