A southward view of the original, open-air concourse of STONESTOWN CENTER. The palm trees had been shipped from Los Angeles.

A 1950s snapshot of the south end of the mall. The "JM" trademark, seen on the store in the middle of the photo, indicates a Joseph Magnin location. This specialty retailer was a San Francisco tradition during the mid-century years. The chain was liquidated in late 1984.
Photo from "ChrisPixel"