Meanwhile, in 1978, the city block south of SALEM PLAZA was being cleared to make way for NORDSTROM MALL. 
Photo from Salem, Oregon Public Library Photographic Collections / Statesman Journal



Within weeks, demolition is complete. Only a savings & loan office at the southeast corner of the block has been left standing.
Photo from Salem, Oregon Public Library Photographic Collections / Statesman Journal / Ron Cooper


By 1979, work on NORDSTROM MALL is nearing completion. A future Casual Corner store already has its nameplate in place.
Photo from Salem, Oregon Public Library Photographic Collections / Statesman Journal / Mike Williams