1969 and WASHINGTON SQUARE is enlarged into a 532,500 square foot facility. Sears has been joined by a second anchor department store, added to the south end of the complex.

The south anchor of WASHINGTON SQUARE was built as a Louisville-based Stewart Dry Goods (a.k.a. Stewart's). That store opened in 1969. The building is depicted here as it appeared during its 6-year stint as an L.S. Ayres. The Indy-based chain rebranded the Stewart's store in 1985.

Meanwhile, a new "Eville" shopping facility had opened in 1981. Following the completion of EASTLAND MALL, WASHINGTON SQUARE was given a comprehensive remodeling. Sears was enlarged, a food court installed and inline store space added to the east side of the shopping center. The interior and exterior were also given a face lift.