A freestanding Sears at HILLSDALE CENTER predated the actual mall by nearly 3 years.
Photo from "Shopping Can Be Fun" video


Nighttime nameplates at the original HILLSDALE CENTER.
Photo from "Shopping Can Be Fun" video


A circa-'62 advert announcing the grand opening of the center's Emporium anchor store.
Ad from Scott P. / "BigMallRat"