Sunday, December 24, 2006

Northland Center Mall

Southfield, Michigan - circa 1960

The North Mall at Northland Center, in Southfield, Michigan, along with a few historical notes from Wikipedia:
Northland center was enclosed in 1974, gaining a JCPenney and Montgomery Ward in the process). Later additions included Main Street (later Kohl's), TJ Maxx, Target, and in 1992, a food court. Despite the additions, Northland has suffered a natural decline as its buildings aged.

Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, major tenants such as Circus World, Waldenbooks, Victoria's Secret, Jo-Ann Fabrics and The Limited vacated their operations, as did anchor tenants Montgomery Ward, Kohl's (closed ca. 1995), Kresge and J.C. Penney (closed 2000). Beginning in 2000, some $120,000,000 was invested in revitalization of the area by GP Northland II, a New Jersey-based partnership, which took control of operations that year.
Mall history: 1954 - present
Architect: Victor Gruen
Current website: here
Current aerial view
Info from Wikipedia
Previous entries: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10


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