One of many classic mall and retro retail internet sites, the MALL HALL OF FAME is a "Mid-mod Mall Museum", centered on American shopping centers built during the mid-20th century (1946-1979).
There are short articles, photos, and at least one physical layout drawing for every mall inducted.
Please check your favorite mall articles often as new content is frequently being added.
By the mid-1980s, UNIVERSITY CENTER had four retail rival malls...with a fifth under construction. A 92,000 square foot South Wing was added, which included a 6-plex cinema. Unfortunately, the keeping up measure wasn't successful. By the late 1990s, the shopping center was on life support.
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We, at the MHoF, mourn the recent demolition of Michigan's Northland Center; one of the first major shopping malls in the USA. New photos, and a 1954 tenant list, have been added to our write-up.
the big three
A photo and image essay about America's major mid-tier retail chains
Although all articles and special features on the MHoF have been thoroughly researched, we cannot guarantee that all information is 100 percent accurate . As many may be aware, the internet is rife with incorrect -and often conflicting- data. We even find glaring errors in so-called "scholarly sources" such as reference-type books and newspapers. In spite of these setbacks, we strive to provide the most factual information possible.
in the beginning (1917-1943)
Innovative retail facilities that led to the development of the post-war shopping center and mall.
speed links to historic post-war shopping centers (1946-1952)
We, at the MHoF, mourn the recent demolition of Greater Detroit's Northland Center; one of the first major shopping malls in the USA. New photos, and a 1954 tenant list, have been added to our write up (click on image).