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.
A pre-1999 shot of the West Wing, with a Montgomery Ward nameplate far in the distance. Photo from www.gkdevelopment.com (GK Development)
The original Herberger's location at HOLIDAY VILLAGE. The building housed a Hested's 5 & 10 between 1962 and 1975. Herberger's leased the space in 1976 and operated a store there for 24 years.
Photo from www.rdolson.com (R.D. Olson Construction Company)
A contemporary view of the West Wing. The Herberger's seen here moved into a vacant Montgomery Ward store in the year 2000. Photo from www.labelscar.com / "Prange Way"
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Our Northway write-up, the second under the Other Cities & States / Pittsburgh Malls link, has been updated with info about the latest changes. A circa-2018 site plan has been posted.
Our segment on Greater Akron's Summit Mall is the fourth entry under the Other Cities & States / Akron-Canton-Youngstown Malls link. The article has been greatly improved, with a revised circa-1965 site plan and new 1965 tenant list.
Our Roosevelt Field article, the second under the Special Features / First Malls-Long Island (NY) link, has also been revised. Details have been added, such as how the shopping complex came to be known as Roosevelt Field.
Our two New Mexico mall articles have been revised, reconfigured and greatly expanded. New site plans, photos -and even a 1973 Winrock Center Tenant List- have been added.
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)