Monday, June 12, 2006
Stonestown Mall San Francisco
This vintage gem just arrived and is it grand! In the foreground are late Forties and early Fifties cars and abundant palm trees, always favored by the Stoneson brothers (the developers of the neighborhood and mall).
In the background is the famed "E" of the Emporium department store, which opened July 16, 1952. The rest of the mall had an official opening date of November 6, 1952. Other original tenants included Walgreens, F.W. Woolworth's, and the Red Chimney restaurant.
Don't forget, plenty of free parking!
The back of the postcard reads: "Stonestown, California. One of San Francisco's newest residential sections. It is served by a complete shopping district where many downtown stores and institutions have established branches."
In the late Eighties, the outdoor mall was enclosed, a second story added, and renamed "Stonestown Galleria."
Read my Guide to Stonestown Mall
Visit the current Website.
Visit an interesting Stonestown history site.