Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Levittown Shopping Center

Levittown, Pennsylvania - circa 1950s

During a promotional event at the shopping center, Children ride through the parking lot on an "elephant train"! This is why malls and shopping centers rocked in the good old days.

Levittown, Pennsylvania - circa 1950s

The back court entrance of Sears is visible, as shoppers leisurely stroll past the shops at the Shop-a-Rama. (photos via)

History: 1953 - present (re-developed)
Developer: William Levitt
Current aerial view
Previous entries: 1


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh man!! You have GOT to love seeing an elephant in a shopping center parking lot! Crazy stuff. lol

Tue Jul 25, 04:20:00 PM  
Blogger Steven Swain said...

The pictures are awesome. On the first, I can't decide if I like the elephant or the Pomeroy's better. The second is great with the full-name Sears sign, which you hardly ever see pictures of.

Tue Jul 25, 11:21:00 PM  
Blogger todd said...

Maybe a little off.... but wouldn't PETA go into cardiac arrest with the elephant thing.

Wed Jul 26, 02:57:00 AM  
Blogger BIGMallrat said...

The aerial shows the mall without a single car in the parking lot. Even though other businesses in the area do have cars in their lots. Is this mall open now?
Nonetheless, it's a clever design. Like a shopping center that didn't want to commit to being a mall.
I had a lot of fun with this one. It was great floating over Levittown in the aerial!

Wed Jul 26, 01:04:00 PM  
Blogger BIGMallrat said...

Oh never mind... found the other entry. It's too bad this is one for the history books, now. Another generic Home Depot. It's not America, it's Generica!

Wed Jul 26, 01:32:00 PM  
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