Friday, May 9, 2014

Friday Fave: Sky City - Southern Retail Then and Now

Hi all!

I'm on the run today, but wanted to send a super quick Friday Fave.  Sky City: Southern Retail Then and Now is a really fun site.  If you lived in the south during retro years, you are sure to find some old shopping memories here - with lots and lots of photos!

For instance, there are links to a couple of malls I loved to visit growing up.  North DeKalb Mall was the little mall where we usually shopped.  There are even pictures of my beloved neighborhood Rich's store at this site.

Lenox Square was "the" mall in Atlanta during my childhood.  It was in Buckhead (across town for us) and going there was an event.  It was big and they had a great toy store, as well as Rich's and Davison's department stores.

I love to list old mall and store postcards in my shop when I can find them.  I have a little stack of them that I need to add soon.  You'll find a few at this link: vintage store postcards at Birdhouse Books.   The picture above is a postcard from Clearwater, Florida, featuring a Maas Brothers department store on the waterfront.

Would love to hear about your retro mall memories in the comments section, below.

Have a great weekend!


Chris Sherlock said...

Regarding Sky City, there never was one in my town of Monroe, GA. However, there was one in neighboring Winder, GA and I often visited that store.

Birdhouse Books said...

Chris, that is very neat about Winder! We used to go to Winder when I was little. We camped at Fort Yargo State Park. I have a lot of happy memories of that area!

Mary Huckaby said...

When I was in my late teens there was a Sky City in downtown Augusta, GA. It was a junky store, but they had the BEST hotdogs for 25-cents. When I was dating we would pick up a couple of hotdogs at Sky City and walk around downtown. Great memories!

Birdhouse Books said...

That is neat, Mary! We didn't have a Sky City (that I know of) in metro Atlanta, but I do love the vintage mall photos and "through the years" stories at the Sky City Retail site. Were there any neat malls you remembered from Augusta there?