The 100 Oaks Thompson Mansion, which stood on the site where the mall would be developed. The log structure was demolished in late 1965, in anticipation of the shopping center's construction.
Photo from http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu (House Organ magazine "When Hundred Oaks Was Home")
By this time, a sign had been erected which announced the forthcoming shopping mall.
Photo from http://contentdm.atib.com (Nashville Public Library Digital Collections)