Sometimes I am inspired by other blogs and this is such a time. I recently discovered through a friend, a blog dedicated to Southern Retail. The blog is a history but more importantly the architecture of malls. This blog explores malls in the South both in the past and present. Each entry displays pictures and a brief history of the mall. This blog reminded me of the website the Atlanta Time Machine. DCPLive wrote a post about this several years ago.
Having spent many an hour at most of the malls listed in the Atlanta area due to my previous career, I found the site fun and informative. Who doesn’t think about shopping when a mall is mentioned. One thing that has always puzzled me, not being a shopper, is why people shop. The Library has many books about this subject and the joy of shopping.
If you like history and like to reminisce in days gone by, the Library has a histories of Sears, Macy’s and Rich’s in our collection. I am always amazed what the Library has that will quench my desire to re-experience the past.