Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Topanga Plaza

Canoga Park, California - 1964

erial photograph of the Topanga Plaza shopping mall (now officially referred to as the Westfield Topanga), taken around the time of the mall's first opening in 1964. Here's a bit of historical reference from Wikipedia:
"Opened February 10, 1964, Topanga Plaza was California's first enclosed shopping mall. It was originally anchored by The Broadway, May Company and Montgomery Ward. Nordstrom was added in 1983.

In 1992 May Centers, Inc., the original developer, was renamed CenterMark Properties and sold by May Department Stores in 1993 to a consortium led by Westfield Holdings, Ltd., a predecessor of The Westfield Group.

The May Company location was renamed Robinsons-May in 1993, The Broadway location was sold to Sears in 1996 and the Montgomery Ward closed in 1999. As previously mentioned, Robinsons-May was renamed Macy's in September 2006, and despite rumors to the contrary will continue to operate the store despite the proximity of the Macy's at Westfield Promenade."
Mall history: 1964 - present
Current website: here
Current aerial view
Info from Wikipedia
Previous entries: 1, 2, 3, 4

(Study image courtesy and © Los Angeles Public Library)


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