A lovely evening view of the brand-new Sears at Aurora Square in Shoreline, Washington, a suburb just north of Seattle. This store, which opened in September 1967 and still exists, featured a somewhat unusual in-line auto center. With most Sears stores of this size, they were detached. A considerably less dramatic photo shows the store as it appears today.
In 1967 Sears was near the peak of its power and influence, with over $7 billion in sales and profits at an all-time high. The effects of competition from the discounters (most notably future family member Kmart), which would become such a vexing problem for Sears in the coming decade, had yet to be felt in any meaningful sense.