North Shore Square; Slidell, Louisiana

Jamie from Louisiana was responsible for sending us a day-glo set of pics and some information about the Hammond Square Mall back in, geez, early 2007. While not quite as day-glo, the newest set that he’s sent along–for North Shore Square in Slidell, Louisiana–also sports a similar phosphorescent hue. What’s up with your malls down […]

South Park Mall (Summer Grove Baptist Church); Shreveport, Louisiana

The cultural and commercial center of the Ark-La-Tex region, the area where Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas meet, Shreveport is a city of roughly 200,000 people with almost double that amount in the metropolitan area.  A truly southern city, Shreveport has roots in shipping, was the capital of Louisiana and one of the last battle theatres during the Civil War, […]

Lakeside Shopping Center; Metairie, Louisiana

Jamie of Baton Rouge, Louisiana has contributed the following very detailed write-up and photos to us, outlining not only the history of Lakeside Shopping Center but its position in relation to other malls in metro New Orleans and also the effects from Hurricane Katrina.  If you’d like to contribute to our ephemera of data relating to retail history, shopping centers, […]

Hammond Square Mall; Hammond, LA (R.I.P.)

Jamie from Louisiana alerted us to some news with the Louisiana’s Hammond Square Mall, which closed for good yesterday, March 31st. The 430,000 square foot mall, which opened in 1976 in Hammond, a college town about 45 minutes northwest of New Orleans, is being shut to make way for a 800,000 square foot lifestyle-power center […]

Lake Forest Plaza Mall; New Orleans, Louisiana

Hey kiddos. I’m sorry about the lack of new verbiage around here lately, but one of us is traveling (not me) and the other has been severely overworked (sadly, I must raise my hand). If you’re interested in paying me a living wage to drive around, take pictures of malls, and research their history, please […]