A snapshot of the West Wing of WHEATON PLAZA, taken on February 5, 1960, the mall's grand opening day. In the distance is the 240,000 square foot Montgomery Ward; reputedly the largest store in the chain.
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Here we see the Center Court and its distinctive fountain, which was not in operation when the wintertime photo above was taken. The water feature was designed by Barbara Chase-Riboud, a visual artist, novelist and award-winning poet.
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Another vintage view of the WHEATON PLAZA shopping concourse, which is decorated for the 1965 yuletide season.
Photo from Library of Congress / Warren K. Leffler