Brown's Shoe Fit
1702 West Burlington Avenue
Fairfield, IA 52556
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- Fitting shoes properly
- Special orders from brands that we carry
- Stretching shoes
Hours of OperationMonday-Friday: 9am-6pm
Our philosophy of diligence and a good product have proven successful. We sell family, name-branded footwear and accessories while providing professional service.
In the summer of 1911, a 9 foot wide front space became available for rent next to Shenandoah’s Security State Bank, and Mr. Brown started his first shoe store with $1700 in operating capital. Mr. Brown decided that if a fellow could start a business in a 4-foot wide stairway and do well, then he could open a store in a 9-foot wide front and achieve success. He ordered 1,100 empty boxes, and had his label put on them to give his customers the appearance of a greater stock of shoes. He had an agreement with a manufacturer, that he would wire his re-orders for the week on Saturday nights, and he would receive his order by Tuesday morning, so that he could replenish his scantily stocked shoe store!
Mr. Brown worked diligently at the shoe store during the day and at night he would pack up a stock of shoes and call door to door to the country folks around the area.