Thursday, August 17, 2006

Northshore Mall

Peabody, Massachusetts - circa 1960s

Northshore Mall (formerly the Northshore Shopping Center) is one of the largest shopping malls in New England, and this vintage postcard certainly captured it looking swell and on one heck of a beauiful day! Stores visible are a Filene's on the right, and a Jordan Marsh Company anchor store on the left--dig their nice script logo!

Mall history: 1958 - present
Current website: here
Current aerial view
Info from Wikipedia
Previous entries: none


Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh how beautiful. the script jordan marsh was using was much classier than the ugly bold logo they would adopt in later years. It seems Lord & Taylor is the only store around that still knows the beauty of script logos. All the other stores have forsaken them for bland print logos.

Thu Aug 17, 10:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am sad to say that Lord and Taylor went out of business at this location. :(


Fri Aug 18, 01:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also Marshall Field's kept the beauty of the script logo alive. That is until Federated came along to murder the name and the beautiful script.

Fri Aug 18, 10:57:00 AM  
Blogger Jimmy said...

Federated has killed everything. They've even eaten up Filene's now. The only competition to them is JCPenney's, Nordstrom's, and Lord and Taylor. I think they own Bloomingdale's.

Fri Aug 18, 04:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yep. Federated has Bloomie's.

Agree wholeheartedly on the logos. Sears and Kohls (WI-stores only before 1985) also used script style logos back in the '60s and '70s before switching both to plain-looking logos still used today since the mid 1980s.

Fri Aug 18, 08:58:00 PM  
Blogger labelscar said...

Oh I love this blog so much!

Northshore is one of my local malls, and I'm planning a post on it sometime soon for Labelscar. It's had a long, storied history, and with the loss of two anchors (Filene's and Lord & Taylor) is likely about to go through a big change.

The good news: That script logo on the Jordan Marsh store actually stayed on the building until they were acquired by Macy's in the 1990s.

The bad news: That store has been vacated due to the merger, and its size (over 300,000 square feet) means it will almost certainly be razed soon.

Also, the Filenes in this shot is actually the location of the present-day JCPenney--Filene's was located to the NW corner of the mall in the early 1990s.

Sat Aug 19, 11:36:00 AM  
Blogger labelscar said...

Silly me, I just realized I used a modern view of this very shot as an image header on a post awhile back:

Sat Aug 19, 11:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I drove by this Jordan Marsh, yesterday (now Macy's), being demolished. I started to tear up a little. I was born in 1960 & I grew up going here with my nana, deceased, and my mother, also deceased. This is where I saw Santa every year, got school clothes. It's like a piece of my childhood gone.

Wed Aug 15, 11:30:00 AM  
Anonymous JK said...

Remembering the very cool cafeteria on top floor of original JM. With holiday parking lots full - I mean full - would nag mother to drive down into the service tunnel which never happened. Was convinced we'd at least see the reindeer and sleigh down there if no vacant spots.

Mon Feb 23, 11:34:00 AM  
Blogger -MC said...

OMG I know exactly what you mean! As a child of the 70’s, I have so many fond memories of going to this mall with my mother and grandmother. It was as if, it was part of my personal history. The old Toys r Us entrance and also the Jordan’s Marsh entrance are my favorites to remember. The Brigham’s and The piano store also are clear in my memory. My brother an I are very lucky to have grown up in this era. Large and glamorous. The rooftop cafe was very mysterious to me as a young boy. I forgot all about it until JK mentioned it below!!

Wed Dec 13, 06:41:00 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Does anyone remember the teenage girls store at the Northshore Shopping Center in the 1980's that had a ramp going into it, with silver railings? It was one word.

Fri Mar 16, 03:58:00 PM  

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