Glendale Center Mall
Indianapolis, Indiana - circa '60s or '70s
Vintage interior view of Glendale Center (now called Glendale Mall, after a grand re-opening in 2000). This mall has undergone major renovations and redesign in the past few years (even adding a public library branch to the interior, which you can read about here), so I doubt it looks anything like this Earth-toned vision anymore--though their redesign purportedly pays homage to their retro original '50s look, which I like the sound of.
In this shot, I can see what looks like a bird (or monkey?) cage down there just to the right, in the center concourse. But what the froog that hanging rug thing is supposed to be above it, I have no idea. If you zoom in, it appears to possibly be hung on a roll, like a shade or movie screen, but what decorative or useful purpose that would've served (especially considering how tattered it looks), I don't know. Maybe it was simply a partition type curtain they could pull down when they had something going on there in the court area, but man, it sure looks ugly and strange hanging there, lol. Maybe someone out there can enlighten me?
Mall history: 1958 - present
Current website: n/a
Current aerial view
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