A vintage view of the Woolworth 5 & 10 at BON MARCHE REGIONAL CENTER. Dedicated in November 1960, the open-air shopping hub was the first mall in the Capital City region. It was shuttered in 1990 and converted into BON CARRE TECHNOLOGY CENTER, a "hub for technology, research and business".
Photo from http://boncarrecenter.com


The mid-1970s brought a major competitor for BON MARCHE REGIONAL CENTER. CORTANA MALL opened as the state's largest shopping center. At the time of this 1978 depiction, the mammoth mall spanned approximately 1,386,300 leasable square feet and housed over one hundred stores and services.