Westgate Shopping Center
Asheville, North Carolina - late '50s early '60s
Westgate seems to be one of those quaint little shopping centers that time forgot (even though it's still there). Not much about it online anywhere, aside from only a few passing mentions, and they don't appear to maintain a website either. Granted it isn't really an enclosed shopping mall (I don't think), but rather, a strip mall center, but still, I had hoped to find more about it.
At any rate, the surviving vintage era photos of it are dynamite, if you ask me! Especially the one above--though unfortunately I don't have a really good version of it yet. We'll just have to live with this rather low quality one for now. But it still looks nice in this great early evening shot, quality notwithstanding.
Asheville, North Carolina - circa 1959
Aerial view showing Westgate's nifty location along I-240, next to the French Broad River, looking in roughly the same direction as the first photo.
Mall history: 1950s(?) - present
Current website: n/a
Current aerial view
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