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Fred Lynch

Town Plaza site aerials

Posted Monday, January 20, 2014, at 12:00 AM

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Site of the Town Plaza Shopping Center taken in 1959 when the land was being prepared for construction. The paved road at right is William Street and the road at the bottom is Highway 61. The center opened in 1960. (Donald Kremer Photography)

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Friday, Aug. 12, 1960 Southeast Missourian

Some of the thousands of automobiles using the parking area at the Town Plaza Shopping Center are shown in this picture at mid-afternoon Thursday, the center's opening day. At times the lot was filled, and the largest crowd was present Thursday night when parking overflowed onto streets. Officials of the center estimated that during the day around 25,000 or 30,000 persons visited the new retail facility on William street. (G.D. Fronabarger photo)

Here is a photo gallery of the Town Plaza grand opening in 1960

More Town Plaza blogs:

Fishing Fun at Town Plaza

Kroger in Town Plaza

Candies at W.T. Grant Co.

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