Did you ever have a friend who went through a rough patch, and then when they finally moved past that hardship, they just never were the same anymore? That’s sort of what I feel like when I look at Northwest… Continue Reading
Update: The completed redevelopment left much to be desired. The demolition of Northwest Plaza, once the queen of the shopping malls of St. Louis, continues. As the ill-fated, and revealed by the demolition of the cheaply built enclosure of the… Continue Reading
I didn’t have much time so I snapped a couple of bad photos, but I will return and document more of the demolition of what was once the largest outdoor mall in the world.
Update: Most of the mall was demolished and portions were redeveloped. When will these walls coming crashing down, the victim of demolition? Will there be any memory of what was here fifty years from now? How could such a thriving… Continue Reading
I have a sentimental soft spot for the Northwest Plaza Sears, as its architecture is very similar to the mall I went to as a child in Saginaw, Michigan, Fashion Square Mall. I also realized that in some ways the… Continue Reading
Besides the Fairview Heights and South County stores, the Northwest Plaza Famous Barr is the third of the remaining signature domed departments stores. Much ado has been made of the enclosure of the original outdoor mall, but it is interesting… Continue Reading
I am hoping that maybe someone out there can help me with something. I am searching for old photos of Northwest Plaza and Crestwood Mall before they were enclosed in the 1980’s. Also, I would love pictures of any malls… Continue Reading