In The Beginning...


A map and list showing the first mall-type centers built in each of the fifty states. This depiction is subject to change when, and if, more accurate information is uncovered.
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Establishing exactly "who came first" enclosed mall-wise is difficult. I've seen malls built as late as the 1970s cited as being "one of the first in the USA". Say what? Anyway, as far as I can determine (taking everything into consideration) this map and list indicates the ten earliest fully-enclosed (and regional-class) malls in the United States.
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