In 1962, THE MALL housed approximately 308,000 leasable square feet and was promoted as "eight acres of springtime shopping". The complex was anchored by the aforementioned Kaufman's of Kentucky, a Roses variety store and A & P supermarket. Its parking area could accommodate 2,500 autos.


Here we see the East Court fountain and Roses entry, as they appeared in 1962. A bird aviary, a common feature of early shopping malls, is also in view, as is a Ritz Camera kiosk-type store. 
Photo from http://www.flickriver.com / "Flickriver PhotoStream" / William Bird