KING OF PRUSSIA PLAZA in its original configuration. In 1963, the humble shopping hub housed stores such as J.C. Penney, a Korvettes discount mart, Acme supermarket and (reputedly) the largest Woolworth 5 & 10 in the eastern United States.


An octagonal John Wanamaker (a.k.a. Wanamaker's) department store opened for business in August 1965. It featured two restaurants, The Rose Garden and Coffee Shop, a beauty salon and the Audobon Community Room.


In the mid-1960s, an enclosed concourse, known as the Piccadilly Arcade, was added to the PLAZA. It featured 2 shopping levels and was anchored by a new Gimbels-Philadephia.


A physical layout of the shopping hub, circa-1986. The circa-1963 open-air mall area had re-opened, as a fully-enclosed structure, in December 1980. With the completion of the adjacent COURT AT KING OF PRUSSIA mall, in August 1981, the original shopping center was renamed PLAZA AT KING OF PRUSSIA.