A pre-construction rendering of the TOWNE MALL McAlpin's. The Cincinnati-based retailer opened a downtown Middletown location in July 1951, which moved to the MIDDLETOWN SHOPPING CENTER in October 1958. This relocation of that store opened its doors in February 1975.
Photo from the George C. Crout Collection, courtesy of the Middletown
Public Library



Elder-Beerman, the west anchor of TOWNE MALL, nears completion in this early 1977 shot.
Photo from the George C. Crout Collection, courtesy of the Middletown
Public Library



Walking eastward,  along the front of the mall, one would come to the Main Entrance. The McAlpin's anchor store is off in the distance.
Photo from the George C. Crout Collection, courtesy of the Middletown
Public Library

 

A site plan of the original, 465,400 square foot shopopolis. Its inline store space and anchors were situated on a single level. Everything converged on a sunken Center Court area.