A circa-1965 plan of NORTHLINE SHOPPING CITY, the Bayou City's second fully-enclosed shopping complex. It was one of the select few mid-century malls that had a Britts store in its midst. Other "Britts malls" included Annapolis' PAROLE PLAZA, Fort Lauderdale's CORAL RIDGE PLAZA and Sioux Falls, South Dakota's WESTERN MALL.
NORTHLINE SHOPPING CITY TENANTS 1965:
MONTGOMERY WARD / JOSKE'S / BRITTS / WEINGARTEN'S supermarket / S.S. KRESGE (with luncheonette) / WALGREEN DRUG (with luncheonette) / Adriene's / American Plan Finance / Baker's Shoes / Bond Clothes / City Appliance / Craig's / Firestone Tire & Appliance / Florsheim Shoes / Freeland's Pet Shop / Gordon's Jewelers / Hardy Shoes / HCC Finance Company / Halpern's Fabrics / Heights Savings Association / John's Party Shop / Kelley Beauty & Barber / Lady Oris Hosiery / Lerner Shops / Margolis Shoes / Merle Norman Cosmetic Studio / Mills Bible Book Store / Modell's Mother Maternities / National Shirt Shops / Northline Cleaners / One's A Meal / Orange Julius / Oshman's Sporting Goods / Paris Hats / Parker Music / Piccadilly Cafeteria / Texas State Optical / Playhouse Toys / Public Auditorium / Radio Shack / Rex The Tailor / Schep's / Schiff Shoes / Singer Sewing Center / Tina's / The Woman's Shop / Thom McAn Shoes / Vogue Shoes / Walsh Shoe Repair
Montgomery Ward Auto Center / Northline Cinema I & II / Northline Conoco / Northline State Bank / US Post Office
An aerial view of the SHOPPING CITY, with its Joske's anchor store in the foreground.
Photo from http://www.houstonarchitecture.com / "MKUltra25"