How many of you still call Macy's by its original name, Dayton's?
It's been 11 years, people. Eleven years since Dayton's changed its signs to Marshall Field's and seven years since Marshall Field's became Macy's. You would think it's beyond time to move past this.
And yet, I still say Dayton's.
For those of you who still wax nostalgically over the iconic Minnesota department store, this edition of Photo Friday is for you.
These photos were taken in 1959, three years after Southdale, the nation's first fully enclosed shopping center, opened.
It's difficult to see in the web version of the photo below, but you can see the Woolworth sign at the entrance to the right. Remember the distinctive parking lot lights and animal signs so you wouldn't forget where you parked? This one has a crocodile (or alligator?)
For you Donaldson's fans out there, here's the exterior of Southdale's second anchor tenant (below).
What memories do these photos bring back? Comment here or email me.
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