Hillsdale Shopping Center
San Mateo, California - circa 1957
Dig this peachy shot of the Hillsdale Shopping Center way back when! Nice view of Macy's, J.J. Newberry Co., Hartfields, Leed's shoe store, and a store on the right that looks like it says "Douglas" (or Douglass) something or other. I'm sure someone out there will know which store that is/was, but I'm not readily familiar with it myself from the bit I see in the photo.
If you'd like to see this mall in action from around the time this picture was taken, see my recent "Shopping Can Be Fun" video entry, if you haven't already. It's pure retro shopping mall bliss to me! In fact, my brain goes on overload and melts down whenever I watch it.
History: 1954 - present
Developer: David Bohannon (1899-1995)
Current website: here
Current aerial view
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