Chapin Company Shopping Center
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina - circa 1960s
Another great sign! This is a 1960s view of the Chapin Company Shopping Center, in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. This was a small shopping plaza (not an enclosed mall, I don't believe) that was based around a Chapin store, which you see situated front and center in this photo.
I guess this place is now pretty obscure (aka forgotten?), as I could find nothing about it online to share here--not even on the Chapin Company website, where they list a stable of shopping malls and plazas under their management and development (all in the Myrtle Beach area), but have nothing regarding this specific one (unless the name's been changed and it is there). I really don't even know if it's still standing today.
So while this little center's history shall remain a mystery (yes, that rhymes and I'm cool) for the time being, it really doesn't matter, because I still dig this great shot and wanted to see how it would look up on the wall here anyway.
Developer: Burroughs & Chapin Company
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