EL CENTRO MALL was the only enclosed shopping center in the Rio Grande Valley for 4 years. In 1976, it was bested by the new -and substantially larger- LA PLAZA MALL, in neighboring McAllen.
Photo from www.simon.com (Simon Property Group)
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.