Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Santa Monica Mall

Santa Monica, California - circa 1960s

ere's another fun retro shot of the Santa Monica Mall (now called the Third Street Promenade), to go with the other one I just posted recently. This one includes the JC Penney anchor store on the right, along with a much better view of the whole mall in general. I'd say we've got a keeper here, wouldn't you? :)

Thanks very much to, Charles Freericks, for the great postcard!

Mall history: 1960s - present
Current website: here
Current aerial view
Info from Wikipedia
Previous entries: 1


Blogger Kangoon said...

Great Picture! I love the scale of the buildings. They are at a human level.
What is the tall skinny white building at the end?

Wed Dec 13, 10:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is the Bay City Guarantee Building, which later went through being a number of other banks. It's now an office building with some TV production companies inside. It pre-dates turning 3rd Street into a mall by something like 40 years.

Wed Dec 13, 11:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Jeff said...

The JCPenney building is still there today, but is now a Banana Republic store.

Thu Dec 14, 12:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Don-O said...

OOh, I never seen this 'card before! A better shot of the stores.

Thu Dec 14, 11:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The store on the far left (in the front) is still there too. That's the Barnes & Noble building now.

Fri Dec 15, 12:46:00 AM  

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