This Dec. 10, 1954 photo shows the J.C. Penney store at West Wisconsin Avenue and North Fourth Street in downtown Milwaukee, including lampposts decorated to resemble Christmas trees. The location is now home to the Wisconsin Center. The 118-year-old retailer filed for bankruptcy in May. In October, the company said it hoped to emerge from bankruptcy after reaching a deal for its largest landlords and lenders to buy it.
— Photo courtesy of Historic Photo Collection/Milwaukee Public Library