Anaheim Plaza Shopping Center
Anaheim, California - 1973
The Broadway department store and parking lot at the Anaheim Plaza mall, in Southern California. Thanks very much to, Paul Engel, for directing me to these great shots! This one above is pretty as a postcard (though it's not). Paul added:
"The Broadway department store and the outdoor center opened in 1955 [online sources indicate 1954 --Keith]. Robinson’s opened in 1963. The mall was enclosed in the mid-70’s and did well up until the Bullock’s Fashion Square (1958) in Santa Ana was enlarged, enclosed, and renamed MainPlace Santa Ana in the mid-80s. Robinson’s abandoned their Anaheim store in favor of MainPlace and Anaheim Plaza started its slow decline. The Broadway closed in the late 90’s and the entire mall was bulldozed. Today, it’s a power center."
Anaheim Plaza in 1959
And here's a beautiful aerial view of the place. Additional background info on this mall and its "de-malling" redevelopment can be found at the Resource links below.
Mall history: 1954 - 1994 (redeveloped)
Current website: n/a
Current aerial view
Resource articles: 1, 2
Previous entries: none
(photos courtesy of the Online Archive of California)