The Mall in Columbia
Columbia, Maryland - photos circa early to mid '70s
The Mall in Columbia (aka Columbia Mall), another James Rouse creation, built in another of his famous "planned communities", this one being Columbia, Maryland.
In the first photograph you see the Hochschild Kohn store, one of the mall's original anchors (which became a Hecht's in the mid '70s, and is now Macy's), and in the second, the Woodward & Lothrop (aka "Woodies"), which closed in 1995 and then became a JC Penney. You can also just make out a Fashion Bug store on the left in this one. The last shot is obviously an exterior view (on the Woodward & Lothrop anchor side) which I'm told was also taken early in the mall's life.
Thanks very much to MOA reader, Ed South (of Ed South's Wonderful World of Blog), for this terrific submission!
Mall history: 1971 - present
Developer: James W. Rouse
Current website: here
Current aerial view
Info from Wikipedia
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