Southdale Center Mall
Edina, Minnesota - circa 1956
Stunning photos of Southdale Center being readied for its upcoming grand opening in 1956! Look closely, you can see a paint can literally sitting there on the stairway in the first photo, as well as workers toiling in the unfinished storefronts, and a few boxes and whatnot lying around.
What a rare glimpse into this amazing, classic mall's development and early beauty. I thank Southdale Center very much for making these available for our study and enjoyment!
Mall history: 1956 - present
Architect: Victor Gruen
Current website: here
Current aerial view
Resource articles: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Info from Wikipedia
Previous entries: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
(Images courtesy of Southdale Center)