Friday, May 25, 2007

Cherry Hill Shopping Center Aviary


Cherry Hill, New Jersey - circa 1960s

The beautiful birdcage in Cherry Hill Mall (or Cherry Hill Shopping Center, whichever you prefer).

I actually shared this same image once before in my "Shopping Mall Bird and Monkey Cages" post a long time ago (the one they liked so much on TV, lol), but this is an upgraded version of same. Plus, I just think this classic mall photo is so fantastic (oh, I wanna say kitsch-tastic so bad!) that it deserves to be featured in its own entry, don't you? The card's postmarked 1968, and here's its caption:
"A view of the 20-foot high aviary housing colorful tropical birds. One of many delightful points of interest in this unique shopping world of over 100 street and shops all under one roof, where the temperature is always spring time."
Mall history: 1961 - present
Architect: Victor Gruen
Current website: here
Current aerial view
Info from Wikipedia
Previous entries: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

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3 Comments:

Anonymous Mark said...

A discount department store,wouldn't be caught dead in a shopping Mall nowadays.

Thats a humongous cage!

Fri May 25, 09:53:00 AM  
Blogger DaydreamSupercollider said...

Is that Kresge's in the background. I haven't seen that chain around since the 70's. Great picture...wonder what kinds of birds were in that cage.

Fri May 25, 12:43:00 PM  
Anonymous didi said...

Aviary housing? So fancy. How hard was it to just say "bird cage"?

Thu May 31, 05:51:00 PM  

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