A contemporary aerial view of the former DUNNAVANT'S MALL, which now houses medical offices. The structure is the only vintage Huntsville shopping mall that is still standing.
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DUNNAVANT'S MALL
South Memorial Parkway / US 231 & 431 and Governors Drive Southwest
Huntsville, Alabama

Huntsville's second shopping mall was dedicated in 1965. DUNNAVANT'S MALL was built on a 9.1 acre plot, situated southeast of the HEART OF HUNTSVILLE site.

Originally an open-air facility, DUNNAVANT'S MALL encompassed approximately 84,900 leasable square feet and contained twelve stores and services. It was anchored by a 1-level (30,000 square foot), Huntsville-based Dunnavant's department store, which was the chain's first -and only- branch.

An enclosing renovation was completed in 1966. Later on, DUNNAVANTS MALL was expanded with a north store block, which increased its GLA to approximately 111,300 square feet.

The Dunnavant's chain was defunct by the mid-1980s. The Health Care Authority of the City Of Huntsville purchased the shopping venue in the late 1980s and repurposed it as the HUNTSVILLE HOSPITAL MEDICAL MALL.

Sources:

"Huntsville" article on Wikipedia
www.citydata.com / "Things You Don't See In Huntsville Anymore"
Madison County, Alabama Tax Assessor website