A contemporary view of the first major DeBartolo-developed retail center, BOARDMAN PLAZA. This strip-type complex was built (in 1951) in what was then considered the southern outskirts of Youngstown, Ohio. Short-sighted observers at the time opined that the shopping center would go bust within 6 months. It is still going strong over 60 years later!
Photo from www.zarlengassociates.com