Pawnee Plaza Mall
Wichita, Kansas - 1973
Welcome to the Pawnee Plaza Mall... or the parking lot anyway, heh. This view is looking eastward towards the large Woolco anchor (you can just make out the sign over the entrance). There was also a Wall's IGA grocery store in this plaza as well.
There's not much about this place at all online, so piecing together its complete retail history is tough (so far anyway), but from what I've been able to gather, I think the mall dates to the 1970s, and according to this article, the site was purchased by Wal-Mart Stores Inc. in 2002, and plans made to demolish the then existing mall and Wal-Mart store, to make way for a Wal-Mart Supercenter on the 25-acre property. I read a more recent blurb elsewhere that confirms the mall was razed around 2003--4, and the Supercenter indeed constructed in 2004, in its place.
If anyone out there knows any more about this mall, please comment so I can update the entry.
Mall history: 1970s? - 2003 approx. (dead)
Current website: n/a
Current aerial view
Previous entries: none
(Study image courtesy of the Wichita Public Library)