SouthPark Mall 1970s
Moline, Illinois - circa 1970s
Greetings from Moline, Illinois--and SouthPark Mall! This is an old postcard view (if you couldn't guess) showcasing another "SouthPark", this one not in North Carolina for a change.
Younkers, one of the mall's three original anchors, can be seen on the left side in the top photo, with another store (Premier?) on the right. The Monkey Wards anchor is visible on the left side of the bottom half photo, with a Walgreens just to its right. From Wikipedia:
"Southpark Mall was built by General Growth Properties at a cost of $12 million on 47 acres (190,000 m²) of land that General Growth purchased in 1966. Montgomery Ward, Petersen Harned Von Maur, and Younkers were the mall's three original anchors when it opened on February 27, 1974. Southpark has been expanded twice: JCPenney was added in 1978, while Sears and a food court were added in 1990. Montgomery Ward closed in early 2001 when the chain went out of business, and the anchor space remained vacant for three years. Dillard's eventually leased the space, and they rebuilt the space, which they then opened in 2004."Additionally, see this article for a nice history on this mall.
Mall history: 1974 - present
Developer: General Growth Properties
Current website: here
Current aerial view
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