Thursday, December 31, 2009

Vintage Postcards: Sunrise Mall Citrus Heights

Sunrise Mall in Citrus Heights, just outside Sacramento, California, opened in 1972. It was the area's premier shopping destination with Weinstock's anchoring the north mall, JC Penney and Liberty House to the east, and Sears occupying the south mall.

Macy's acquired the Liberty House location in 1984 and Weinstock's in 1995.

This postcard is postmarked 1987 and most likely was taken from the Macy's court, looking northward towards Weinstock's.

The back of the postcard reads: "Ultra modern, enclosed air conditioned complex affords shopping in comfort. Citrus Heights, California."

The coloring of the postcard appears yellowish, perhaps from fading. The ubiquitous Jarman appears on the right. The court features tiers of flowers, topped with four oversized electric candles.

The geometric patterns on the ceiling and lighting reminds me of Krypton in the movie Superman. The ceiling was heavily remodeled in 1999 and the only reminder of these patterns is the tiled floor, which was barely touched by the 1999 remodel.


Visit my review of Sunrise Mall.

See the current aerial view.