Beniamino Benvenuto Bufano (1890-1970) created several sculptures for the mall. Here we see him checking out his "Bufano Bears".
Photo from "Shopping can be Fun" video / George H. Kelley


A mid-'50s footprint of HILLSDALE CENTER, showing the initial mall and its three outparcels; Mayfair Market, Sears and the Farmers Market, which stood on the north end of the facility. The area shown as "Future Development" would eventually contain two additional North Wing store blocks.


HILLSDALE CENTER TENANTS 1955 (PARTIAL LIST):

MACY'S (with Garden Restaurant and Cloud Room Cocktail Lounge) / SEARS (with attached Auto Center) / J.J. NEWBERRY (with luncheonette) / Barry's Super Rexall / C.H. Baker Shoes / Collins Pharmacy / Cretan's Fashion Jewelry / Douglas Shaw Candies & Ice Cream (outparcel) / Edward's Luggage / First Western Bank / Hagen's ladies' wear / Gallenkamp Shoes / Harris & Frank / Hartfield's / Hearth & Home Housewares / H. Liebes ladies' wear / Kay Jewelers / Leeds Qualicraft Shoes / LoReene's Bakery (outparcel) / Mayfair Market (outparcel) / Melart's ladies' wear / Moar's Cafeteria / National Shirt Shops / See's Candies / The Colony / Thom McAn Shoes

FARMERS MARKET [PARTIAL LIST]:
Archie's Burger Pit / Dietz Meats / Pauline's Kosher Style Food / The Little Shawdows German Food / The Whistling Oyster