A site plan of the original DAYTON MALL. To a new "mallophile" (such as myself), this shopping center seemed HUGE. Of course, I was unaware of much larger interior malls that existed in the 'burbs of Chicago, Denver, San Francisco-Oakland and New York City.


The mall's second level Mezzanine, as it was situated during the early years of the shopping center. The area fronting on Rike's, and overlooking the Lower Level Atrium, was a dark, empty dead zone for several years. It would finally be utilized as a Food Court in 1984. 


In the early 1970s, an urban legend circulated saying the psychic Jeane Dixon had predicted that DAYTON MALL was going to come tumbling down. Of course, it never did. I have read that the same "prediction" was made for Georgia's CUMBERLAND MALL, North Carolina's FOUR SEASONS MALL and Tennessee's 100 OAKS MALL.
Photo from Wikipedia / http://paranormal-corner.blogspot.com