Midtown Plaza mall "Clock of the Nations"
Midtown Plaza - 1963
You've seen this mall and its famous clock frequently here at this blog, in pictures, so now how would you like to see it in action, and from right around the time the mall first opened?
I took the original 1963 Jam Handy industrial film short, Rochester: A City of Quality, and edited out all but the Midtown Plaza shopping center footage, leaving only the rich, creamy, nougaty shopping mall center! Hope you dig the few minute's worth of film I ended up with. As a bonus, here's another shot of the "Clock of the Nations", which sits in "America's Town Square", in Midtown...
Back of postcard reads: "The unique 'Clock of the Nations' is the focal point of Midtown Plaza mall. Visitors gather each hour and half-hour to watch animated dolls dance to music of twelve nations. Midtown Plaza, in the heart of downtown Rochester, NY, boasts more than 1,000,000 square feet of stores, shops, services."
Mall history: 1961 - present
Architect: Victor Gruen
Current website: here
Info from Wikipedia
Current aerial view
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