A circa-1962 WHEATON PLAZA plan. At its official dedication, held in February 1960, the sprawling center was DC's largest shopping mall. It held this distinction until October 1969, when Virginia's new TYSONS CORNER CENTER was fully occupied.


WHEATON PLAZA TENANTS 1962 (PARTIAL LIST):

WOODWARD & LOTHROP (with The Montgomery Room restaurant and public auditorium) / MONTGOMERY WARD (with Buffeteria snack bar and freestanding Auto Center) / S.S. KRESGE (with luncheonette) / GIANT FOOD supermarket / GRAND UNION supermarket (outparcel) / Baker's Shoes / Bank of Silver Spring / Barricini Candy / Becker's Luggage / Brentano's Books / Calby's Clothes for Young Boys / Chandler's Shoes / Charcoal House Restaurant / Danneman's Fabrics / E.D. Edwards Shoes / Embassy Father & Son Shop / Fairlanes Bowling Alley (outparcel) / Fannie May Candies / Foxmoor Casuals / Franklin Simon / Hahn Shoes / Hanover Shoes / Hot Shoppes Restaurant (outparcel) / Joseph R. Harris / Lerner Shops / Paris Hats / Peoples Drug (with luncheonette) / Raleigh Haberdasher / Shell service station (outparcel) / Stronsnider's Hardware / Thom McAn Shoes / Tiara Gifts / Variety Records / Wheaton Plaza Office Tower (outparcel) / Wheaton Plaza Playhouse (single screen)