Sunday, June 11, 2006

Northland Center

Southfield, Michigan - 1950's

Along the East Mall at Northland Center. Looks like a perfect day to be at the mall, doesn't it?

Mall history: 1954 - present
Architect: Victor Gruen (1903-1980)
Current website: here
Current aerial view
Previous entries: 1, 2, 3, 4


Blogger Scott Parsons said...

Now THAT is an awesome mall. You can still see the original footprint in the mall map.

Sun Jun 11, 11:11:00 PM  
Blogger Keith said...

Right you are Scott! Classic mall--and in my own backyard (well, with a little drive, hehe)!

Mon Jun 12, 12:50:00 AM  
Blogger pinky pinkerson said...

oh, Northland. I remember when I stopped going there, and started going to Twelve Oaks, instead.

(ps - I found one of your older entries where you talk about Raimi's Curtains - Sam Raimi's mom's lingerie shop (whew) is called Lulu's. I used to buy underthings there, and last I looked, it's still there, in Bloomfield/Birmingham)

Mon Jun 12, 09:51:00 PM  
Blogger Livemalls said...

The shopping was so good, some customers had to park right on the mall ;-)

Mon Jun 12, 10:20:00 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

The car is one of many in the annual Northland Auto Show, which predated the construction of downtown Detroit's massive Cobo Hall and its Detroit Auto Show (later called the Detroit International Auto Show — now in danger of deserting the Motor City). The Northland show was avidly awaited by regional car aficionados to view all the latest models in one venue. Shiny new cars were parked throughout the five major courtyard garden plazas for a week or two, accompanied by special sales in assorted major stores. I recall riding my Schwinn bicycle five miles (in good weather) to see it for several years. Back then one could safely park a bike in a Mall-provided rack, using a simple hasp lock, and rely it it being there when leaving! Some kids didn't even bother with locks. Ahhh, the good old days!

Sat Aug 08, 06:45:00 PM  
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