One of many classic mall and retro retail internet sites, the MALL HALL OF FAME is a "Mid-mod Mall Museum", centered on American shopping centers built during the mid-20th century (1946-1979).
There are short articles, photos, and at least one physical layout drawing for every mall inducted.
Please check your favorite mall articles often as new content is frequently being added.
Detroit's Pontiac Mall
PONTIAC MALL, a.k.a. "THE MALL". Technically speaking, the shopping center was not located within the city limits of its namesake northwest Detroit suburb, but in unincorporated Waterford Township. Photo from Malls of America Blogspot
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Now on the Mall Hall of fame
The first shopping mall in Hawai'i has recently been inducted! Moanalua Center was in operation between 1954 and 2005.
We, at the MHoF, observe the recent demolition of Michigan's Northland Center; one of the first major shopping malls in the USA. New photos, and a 1954 tenant list, have been added to our write-up.
the big three
A photo and image essay about America's major mid-tier retail chains
Although all articles and special features on the MHoF have been thoroughly researched, we cannot guarantee that all information is 100 percent accurate . As many may be aware, the internet is rife with incorrect -and often conflicting- data. We even find glaring errors in so-called "scholarly sources" such as reference-type books and newspapers. In spite of these setbacks, we strive to provide the most factual information possible.
in the beginning (1917-1943)
Innovative retail facilities that led to the development of the post-war shopping center and mall.
speed links to historic post-war shopping centers (1946-1952)