Woodfield Mall interior during the late 1970s, looking similar to other Taubman malls like, Eastridge and Briarwood. Both of the snazzy photos in this post are courtesy of MOA regular, Steven Wilson's, super-groovy Great America Parks website (as you can see on the images). To round it all out, here's some mall history from Wikipedia:
Woodfield Shopping Center opened with just 28 specialty shops and three department stores. Now, it houses nearly 300 stores and restaurants and five anchors and is the core of the entire northwest suburbs of Chicago.
Woodfield is named for former Sears board chairman General Robert E. Wood and Marshall Field and Company founder Marshall Field. It debuted on September 9, 1971, on 191 acres of prairie land, previously occupied by farms, cows, and a village tavern. Singer Carol Lawrence, actor Vincent Price, and two marching bands entertained at the debut.
By the end of September 1971, another 28 stores and restaurants had opened and that first business year finished with 138 specialty retailers. Many of those retailers -- Casual Corner, Johnston & Murphy, Lane Bryant, The Limited, Stride Rite, Gingiss, Fredericks, Lerner, and Waldenbooks -- are still at Woodfield today.
You can read more about Woodfield's past and recent retail history at the Wikipedia link below.
Mall history: 1971 - present
Developer: A. Alfred Taubman
Current website: here
Current aerial view
Info from Wikipedia
Previous entries: none