Above and below are two shots, which show the mall's fountained and festooned Center Court.
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These images were taken in July 1970.
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The original mall's primary anchor, Youngstown-based Strouss', was the eighth branch in the chain. Its Terrace Room restaurant occupied the semi-circular area over the main entrance.
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A contemporary view of the north end of SOUTHERN PARK MALL. J.C. Penney, on the left, was among the three original anchors. The store was dedicated in April 1970.
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