Above, we have a depiction of  a circa-1956 mall-type shopping complex. At that time, it would have been known as either a "Center", "Square", "Shopping City" or "Plaza". However, the stores on both sides corridor might have been refered to as its "mall". The first quote-unquote "mall" (with the entire complex being the "mall") opened in Paramus, New Jersey in 1957.
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