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==About==
 
==About==
[[File:South Square Mall interior from unknown source.jpg|thumb|interior of the mall in its heyday]]
 
 
[[South Square Mall]] was a [[shopping mall]] in [[Durham, NC]]. It was built in approximately 1975<ref name=woozle /> and demolished in early 2003 or late 2002.
 
[[South Square Mall]] was a [[shopping mall]] in [[Durham, NC]]. It was built in approximately 1975<ref name=woozle /> and demolished in early 2003 or late 2002.
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==Photos==
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File:aa02817e1878afc5542d257d7f48bc86--durham-north-carolina-.jpg | mall interior, May, 1984 (before the remodeling)
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File:South Square Mall interior from unknown source.jpg | mall interior after the remodeling, facing the other way (note food court on the left)
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File:20941955 7ff7ebbf46 z.Google Maps satellite view of South Square Mall.jpg | Google Maps satellite view
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==Recollections==
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* [[/woozle]]
 
==Demolition Photos==
 
==Demolition Photos==
 
[[File:devdate-2003-03-22.30.south square D.png|600px|thumb|left|demolition overview from across University Drive]]
 
[[File:devdate-2003-03-22.30.south square D.png|600px|thumb|left|demolition overview from across University Drive]]
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==Links==
 
==Links==
 
* {{wikipedia}}
 
* {{wikipedia}}
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* [http://www.opendurham.org/buildings/south-square Open Durham] (includes many more photos)
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* [http://www.mallmemories.com/pmwiki.php/Main/SouthSquareMall Mall Memories] ([https://web.archive.org/web/20100403045842/http://www.mallmemories.com:80/pmwiki.php/Main/SouthSquareMall archive.org])
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* '''2019-07-30''' [https://indyweek.com/culture/page/local-photographer-michael-galinsky-decline-of-mall-civilization/ Local Photographer Michael Galinsky's Lost Images Take Us on Nostalgia Trip to a Time When the Mall Was King] includes color photos inside South Square
 
* '''2014-05-30''' [https://plus.google.com/u/0/+MichaelNJohnson/posts/7ddpQ4f2QTA Can anyone recall...]: discussion (and source of interior photo above)
 
* '''2014-05-30''' [https://plus.google.com/u/0/+MichaelNJohnson/posts/7ddpQ4f2QTA Can anyone recall...]: discussion (and source of interior photo above)
==Notes==
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The outbuilding containing the "Big Star" grocery store (near the corner of Shannon Rd. and 15-501 Blvd.) was not demolished; it had already changed tenancy to [[Office Depot]] and several smaller businesses and is still extant as of 2017. Also, I remember going to the mall towards the end of its life because that was the nearest [[Radio Shack]]. RS was near the back entrance (the one shown in the demolition photos above) on the upper level, so I would park in the lot being demolished in the photos above. That entrance opened onto the food court. I do remember noting that there weren't many stores left, but never thought to take a photo of the interior. (Photos cost money back then, and cameras didn't fit easily in pockets.) In the early 1980s, I used to go to the food court for lunch and get pizza from Schiano's, which had become Sbarro by 2001. (I could ramble more about Schiano's.) The [[Chick-Fil-A]] was originally in the food court, but moved to a satellite location off University Drive at some point. Just this year (2017), they moved to a new building on the former location of a Greek restaurant whose name temporarily escapes me. --[[User:Woozle|Woozle]] ([[User talk:Woozle|talk]]) 08:55, 16 July 2017 (EDT)
 
 
==Footnote==
 
==Footnote==
 
<references>
 
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<ref name=woozle>[[User:Woozle]], personal recollection</ref>
 
<ref name=woozle>[[User:Woozle]], personal recollection</ref>
 
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Latest revision as of 21:27, 15 December 2019


About

South Square Mall was a shopping mall in Durham, NC. It was built in approximately 1975[1] and demolished in early 2003 or late 2002.

Photos

Recollections

Demolition Photos

demolition overview from across University Drive


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Links

Footnote

  1. User:Woozle, personal recollection