In this circa-1976 site plan, the original strip complex appears in black. Montgomery Ward and B-ham-based Pizitz had been added as anchors in 1959 and 1961, respectively. Following a twister tear up, in 1974, the shopping hub was reworked into the fully-enclosed center seen here (newly-built retail area is shown in gray).


PARISIAN / MONTGOMERY WARD (with Buffeteria Snack Bar and freestanding Auto Center ) / PIZITZ /  G.C. MURPHY 5 & 10 (with luncheonette) / SUPERX DRUGS / Andan Newsland Books / A S C Huntsville Securities / Aztec Gift Shop / Betty G's Fashions / Blocker Shoe Repair / Bob's Old Fashioned Ice Cream / Brooks Fashions Clothing / Budd's men's wear / Camelot Music / Carousel Snack Bar / China Town Restaurant / Curio Shop Coin Dealer / Donnie's Barber & Hairstyling / Erskin's / Fabric World / GNC / Hap's Lounge / Henderson National Bank of Huntsville / Hibbett Sporting Goods / Jewelry Jungle / Kalso Earth Shoes / Karmelkorn / Kay Jewelers / Kinney Shoes / Lynn's Hallmark / Madison Twin Theatres / Mam' Selle Shop ladies' wear / Mason Jewelers / Merle Norman Cosmetic Studio / Pasquale's Pizza / Peggy Ann Baking Company / Piccadilly Cafeteria / Redstone Federal Credit Union / Regis Hairstylists / Rutenberg's ladies' wear / South Parkway Beverage Store / Southern Shoes / State Alcoholic Beverage Store / State Farm Insurance / The Fashion Wig / The Mary Shoppe / The Smoke Inn / The Swiss Colony / The Play Palace / The Toggerie Shop Children's Clothing / Topps & Trowsers / Tropical Foliage & Supply Florist

As this circa-1984 logo would attest, "The Best Keeps Getting Better". Actually, by this time, things weren't looking all that great. Hit by some stiff competition from the shiny new MADISON SQUARE, PARKWAY CITY would soon be on the skids. A plan to raze and replace was in place by 1999.
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