Tuesday, July 3, 2007

I must be getting old...

...if I am reading about the history of shopping malls. Here's a link to a project on the subject, courtesy of David Bodamer and the Retail Traffic Court Blog. Actually, the oldest malls date to around 1920, so I guess I feel better. And I even did some work on something related to Country Club Plaza (widely regarded as one of if not the first mall) some years ago.

Before going to law school, I was a Ph.D. student in history. I love reading history books and biographies, and if you don't believe me, you ought to see my library. This was a nice little synopsis of mall history that made me want to read more. I was disappointed that they did not mention the first vertical shopping mall, which I believe was Water Tower Place right here in Chicago.

Now that I've said all that, it s time to bill a little and then hit the bookstore! See, I told you so.