Monday, October 02, 2006

York County Shopping Center

York, Pennsylvania - circa 1962

This early strip mall shopping center died a slow death over the years and was then completely redeveloped in the early '90s (when it was largely vacant), rising again as, York Marketplace (you can picture what that name means).

Whatever its sad fate (yeah, I think it's sad), I hear tell that this was once a pretty dandy little shopping center in its early glory days.

Mall history: 1956 - early '90s (dead then redeveloped)
Current website: here (Edens & Avant management)
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Blogger JM said...

Great picture which brings back memories. Yes, in its' day this was "THE" shopping center for the area for the longest time. It began the downward slide in the 70's when the York Mall opened about 2 blocks away. Although that mall has also joined the growing list of "dead malls" ; ironically it too has had a rebirth as a strip center. And a little known tidbit is that at one point the developer of the York Mall (Kravco) had plans to add a wing that would have extended to and incorporated The York County Shopping Center as part of the mall, but this never came to pass.

Mon Oct 02, 10:03:00 AM  
Blogger BIGMallrat said...

I love the clock on the sign!

Mon Oct 02, 01:25:00 PM  
Blogger Steven Swain said...

It's a great-looking old shopping center. very straightforward, but the cool sign makes up for it some.

Wed Oct 04, 07:26:00 PM  

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