Zooming up to the post-war period, we come to to the newly-developed, regional-class shopping hub with its large, multistory department stores and acres of free parking. In this shot is the southwest facade of Von's (spelled with an apostrophe in 1947), which junior-anchored Los Angeles' BROADWAY-CRENSHAW CENTER.
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Another innovative, post-war retail hub was ChiTown's PARK FOREST PLAZA. In this view, we see its Jewel Tea Company (or Jewel) supermarket, which opened in 1950. The store -and shopping center- were noteworthy at the time for having central air-conditioning.
Photo from Malls of America Blogspot