Thursday, November 09, 2006
1967 Del Monte Center Monterey Article
Here's a scan of an article that appeared in Architectural Record magazine, April 1968. It features the new Del Monte Center mall in Monterey.
I find it fascinating that this center has changed little since 1968, right down to the fountain. From what I can tell, the only changes are the 1987 expansion that brought Mervyn's and the adjoining building of inline stores, and the 2005 expansion which brought the cinema. I found most of the ancient trees pictured are gone, which often is the case when the root system of a tree is suddenly suffocated by asphalt or concrete.
By looking closely, I think I can see Joseph Magnin in the southwestern-most building from Macy's.
This is definitely one the few malls in Northern California that look as if time stood still. Yet, it still has a timeless charm that still works.
Read my Guide to Del Monte Center
Visit the current Website.
See the aerial view (pre-cinema expansion).