An inside view of the Famous-Barr rotunda at ST. CLAIR SQUARE.
Photo from ds.history.com (Department Store History)
Southwestern Illinois' ST. CLAIR SQUARE was Greater St. Louis' first dual-level, fully-enclosed mall. The shopping hub, dedicated in October 1974, originally encompassed approximately 501,600 leasable square feet and seventy stores and services. At this time, it had two anchors, Famous-
Barr and Sears.