Friday, March 02, 2007
Vintage Postcards: Aerial Sunvalley Mall in Concord
The postcard series continues... A recently acquired gem that also gives you an idea what the area was like in 1974. I-680 was two lanes each side, there is no Willows Shopping Center, just open spaces of non-native grasses and field mustard.
The back of the postcard reads "Sunvalley Shopping Center. An aerial of the newest and most modern shopping centers [sic] in the U.S.A. It is completely enclosed and air conditioned." The card was postmarked February 24, 1975. Back when it cost 8 cents to mail a postcard!
Near Penney's, a wooden fence surrounds an area that allows you to see underground. I'm interested in this "hole." Does anyone know anymore about it?
I think Macy's still has the blue awnings. Timeless, they might say.
Enjoy the card!
Read my guide to Sunvalley Mall
Visit the current Website.
See the aerial view.