Friday, January 12, 2007

Midtown Plaza Mall

Rochester, New York - circa 1975

Even though this looks like someone's personal polaroid snapshot photo, it's actually from a 1970s-era Midtown Plaza promotional postcard. In fact it was so dark and dreary looking, I went in and lightened it up a little bit digitally, so more interior mall detail was visible--including the famous "Clock of the Nations", that you see again here. Obviously Midtown Plaza's most popular (and most-photographed) feature.

Mall history: 1961 - present
Architect: Victor Gruen
Current website: here
Info from Wikipedia
Current aerial view
Previous entries: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will always remember when I was a parents would take us to Midtown at Christmastime. They had their famous monorail going around the perimeter of the mall, along with a HUGE tree right behind the clock of nations. At the present time, I hear that the city of Rochester is looking into the possibility of re-vamping Midtown. In its heyday, it was THE place to go!

Fri Jan 12, 11:10:00 AM  

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