Smiley Derleth

Smiley Derleth

Posted on 10/25/2016


Photo taken on October 24, 2016


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tarnish

tarnish
A classic strip shopping center of the 1950s and '60s. Unfortunately, it is now mostly empty.

Dave Linscheid, forever is a long time, Alan Mays have particularly liked this photo


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Dave Linscheid
Dave Linscheid
A perfect retro treatment for this classic sign.
22 months ago.
Smiley Derleth has replied to Dave Linscheid
Thank you, Dave. Most these places have been torn down, or completely transformed. This one is ready to spring back to life, if only.
22 months ago.
Fantasyfan
Fantasyfan
Cool old sign
22 months ago.
Smiley Derleth has replied to Fantasyfan
Thanks, Fantasyfan!! I hope they appreciate what they have.
22 months ago.
Nylonbleu
Nylonbleu
This is america, is not it ?
22 months ago.
Smiley Derleth has replied to Nylonbleu
Yes. This is an area marked by a steep economic decline. One online commentator says the reason the commercial corridor this shopping center is in died is because a Mall opened just a few miles to the north, effectively killing these older style shopping centers. That was around 1968!

Thank you for your comment, Nylonbleu!
22 months ago.
Nylonbleu has replied to Smiley Derleth
I'm just afraid I would not be able to visit America before all those great memories have desapeared.......... I should be in a hurry !!!!
22 months ago.
Smiley Derleth has replied to Nylonbleu
I only know it as a frequent tourist a few years back, but I would suggest that you make it to Los Angeles if you come here. There seem to be lots of living examples of Googie architecture left there. Perhaps others can make good recommendations of places to see. Oh -- and while in the area, you should go to Disneyland in Anaheim. The first time I went there, it really touched me -- there are so many childhood memories tied to Disney. :)))
22 months ago.