A circa-'68 layout of the 1.3 million square foot YORKTOWN CENTER, which was the largest interior mall in Chicagoland and also its first 4-anchor shopping facility. This largest enclosed mall in Chi-Town distinction was held for 5 years, but was relinquished with an early '70s expansion of WOODFIELD MALL.
A view of the exterior of the YORKTOWN Wieboldt's. The Chicago-based chain's twelfth branch housed 203,100 square feet.
Photo from Wieboldts Stores, Inc. Report 1986
We now take a look inside the original mall. Its 2-level Woolworth's would be a tenant for nearly 30 years. The store shut down in 1997.
Photo from http://www.flickriver.com / "Flickriver PhotoStream" / William Bird