Thursday, June 29, 2006

Palm Beach Mall

West Palm Beach, Florida - 1969

Though I find no mention online about this, I believe Palm Beach Mall may have originally been called "The Future Center", very early on when it first opened. At any rate, here's a nice aerial shot of the mall and surrounding environs--including the West Palm Beach Arena to the East, in the lower-right corner. And all that barren, open land there just beyond the mall to the West is now the Bear Lakes Country Club Golf Course. The changes to the area today are quite evident in the aerial view I link to below (zoom it out for some great views!).

History: 1967 - present
Current website: here
Current aerial view
Info from Wikipedia
Previous entries: 1, 2, 3


Anonymous didi said...

Love the magnificent green space!

Fri Jun 30, 12:28:00 PM  
Blogger BIGMallrat said...

Does everyone in Florida live on a lake, man-made lake, or golf-course?

Wed Jul 05, 01:45:00 PM  
Blogger Cora said...

The arena looks like an UFO landed right next to the mall, probably ferrying in some aliens for an intergalactic shopping trip.

Fri Jul 07, 07:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow bring back some memories, i was born 5 miles from there in 1964
Ahh the good ole days for sure, that ufo is the west palm beach auditorium, I seen many concerts there in the 80,s
Cheap trick eddie money rush reo speedwagon three dog night steppenwolf the cars and so so many more
Anyway moved from there to nc in 89
Couldnt speak to no one no more as everyone there now doesnt speak english lol sad :,<(

Thu Aug 03, 09:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh and the jehovas witnessess bought the auditorium i think in the early 90,s :-<

Thu Aug 03, 09:13:00 AM  
Blogger Didi said...

You know, I never rewally care for some of these aerial shots. My eyes suck even with glasses so I can never make anything out. LOL.

Sat Oct 27, 11:25:00 AM  
Anonymous the---duke said...

The Witness's tore down the ball stadium just to the south of the Auditorium(they shared the same parking lot). A boss of mine lived in an apartment complex just north of the mall in the early 80's. It was a swinging place. The golf course just to the south of the mall was the Palm Beach Lakes Executive Golf Course, I played it a lot when I was a kid, now it is 2 apartment complexes.

Thu Dec 13, 06:05:00 PM  
Blogger Critifur said...

WOW! Thanks for posting this.

Thu Feb 12, 02:38:00 AM  
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