A circa-1957 GULFGATE layout. At the time, it was an 802,700 square foot, open-air complex, with sixty-two stores and services. It was Greater Houston's first "freeway friendly" shopping mall.


GULFGATE SHOPPING CITY TENANTS 1957:

MALL LEVEL:
JOSKE'S (with Bamboo Room Restaurant) / SAKOWITZ BROTHERS / WEINGARTEN'S supermarket / W.T. GRANT / J.J. NEWBERRY (with luncheonette) / ABC Liquors / Adrien's Clothing / Alamo Carpet / Baker's Shoes / Bond Clothes / Carrol Camera Company / Carroll Florists / Chandler's Shoes / Craig's Clothing / David's Hardware / E.S. Levy & Company Dry Goods / European Import Company / Flagg Brothers Shoes / G.R. Kinney Shoes / Gordon's Jewelers / Gulfgate State Bank / H & H Music / Houston Shoe Hospital / Jean's Hosiery / John's Cards & Gifts / L.B. White Paint & Draperies / Lerner Shops / Lydia's Dress Shop / Merle Norman Cosmetic Studio / Millinery Stores / Mode O' Day Frock Shop / National Shirt Shops / Phoenix Furniture / Piccadilly Cafeteria / Playhouse Toys / Polly Parrot Shoes / Reineker & Schubeck Restaurant / Russell Stover Candies / Singer Sewing Center / Slenderella Figure Salon / Texas State Optical / Thom McAn Shoes/ US Post Office / Vogue Shoes / Walgreen Drug (with luncheonette) / Wonder Fabrics

LOWER LEVEL:
Cellar Club Lounge / Gulfgate Barber Shop / Gulfgate Beauty Salon / Gulfgate Bookkeeping & Accounting / Gulfgate Lanes (bowling alley) / Public Auditorium