Friday, April 13, 2007

Midtown Plaza Shopping Mall & "Clock of the Nations"

Rochester, New York - circa early '60s

Vintage sixties interior postcard photo of the "Clock of the Nations (click to see it in action!)" and central court area in Midtown Plaza.

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, 8, 9

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Anonymous didi said...

Darker then the ones you have posted before.

Sat Apr 14, 12:38:00 PM  
Blogger Nicholas M. DiMaio said...

Without trekking through past posts, can anyone confirm if the mall looks like this today? Photos on the mall's own site suggest it's still trapped in a twilight of times.

Sun Apr 15, 05:29:00 PM  
Blogger Fletcher said...

I have 2 great shots but how do i post them? Duuuhhhh....

Sun Apr 15, 07:33:00 PM  
Blogger Keith said...

Didi: Not as dark as this one, though.

Nicholas: From what I've seen, yes. Still looks surprisingly similar.

Fletcher: All you have to do is e-mail them to me at:, and I'll see if I can use them on the blog. If so, I'll happily post them here and credit you as the source--if it's something I already have in my own collection, I'll let you know. Thanks in advance! :)

Sun Apr 15, 10:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Betty Wolfanger said...

Yes, the mall still looks like this, though the clock has been horribly mangled because they let a house wife replace the original puppetry. I wrote most fo the Wiki on this

Sun May 06, 05:26:00 PM  

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