Aerial View, 1963


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Aerial View, 1963

An aerial view of Severance Center in 1963. Higbee's is the anchor to the left of the center building, while Halle's is to the right. The fourth building jutting out from the main mall is a Fisher Foods supermarket. Mayfield Road runs east to west in the foreground.

50 acres of parking spaces encircled the mall. The trees to the rear (located on the mall's southern side) were added to placate angry residents on nearby streets who were afraid of the mall's effects on the beauty of their neighborhood.

Image courtesy of Cleveland State Library Special Collections


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