Screenshot from this video by Kirk Leidy Associates:

I think many mall people have a favorite developer.  Mine is Crown American, mainly because I grew up going to the Logan Valley Mall (pictured here before it was renovated), but I love all of their designs from that late 70s/early 80s era.  Most of the older malls were renovated in the 1990s, and some were tampered with more than others.  I have had the most fun visiting some of these malls, viewing the smattering of old photos that can be found online, and trying to imagine these places as they once were.

If you can point me in the direction of photos of these malls, particularly the interiors, please let me know.  Photos of many of these places have proven very elusive and I am dying to see what some of them were like!

Here’s a table! Eventually, this page will link to writeups about each of these properties.  

Name Location Year Status Current Owner
Logan Valley Mall Altoona, PA 1965 Open Namdar
North Hanover Mall Hanover, PA 1967 Open Namdar
Shenango Valley Mall Hermitage, PA 1967 Open Butterfli Holdings
Nittany Mall State College, PA 1968 Open Namdar
Viewmont Mall Scranton, PA 1968 Open PREIT
*Carlisle Plaza Mall Carlisle, PA 1969 Open Giant
Franklin Mall (Washington Crown Center) Washington, PA 1969 Open Kohan
Middletown Mall Fairmont, WV 1969 Demalled General Acquisitions, LLC
Bradford Mall Bradford, PA 1969 Demalled Zamias
Wyoming Valley Mall Wilkes-Barre, PA 1971 Open Kohan
Uniontown Mall Uniontown, PA 1972 Open Namdar
Palmer Park Mall Easton, PA 1973 Open CityView Commercial, LLC
Capital City Mall Camp Hill, PA 1974 Open PREIT
Highlands Mall Natrona Heights, PA 1977 Demolished Michael Joseph Development
Lycoming Mall Pennsdale, PA 1978 Closed, awaiting redevelopment  FamVest Partners, LLC
Francis Scott Key Mall Frederick, MD 1978 Open Preit
*South Mall Allentown, PA 1979 Open Nicholas Park Mall, LLC
Schuylkill Mall Frackville, PA 1980 Demolished NP New Castle, LLC
West Manchester Mall York, PA 1981 Demalled M&R Investors
Chambersburg Mall Scotland, PA 1982 One anchor store occupied, rest of mall vacant but open for mall walkers Namdar
Patrick Henry Mall Newport News, VA 1987 Open PREIT
New River Valley Mall Christianburg, VA 1988 Open RockStep Capital
Philipsburg Mall Philipsburg, NJ 1989 Closed, awaiting demolition Namdar
**Ashland Town Center Ashland Town Center 1989 Open Washington Prime
*Oak Ridge Mall Oak Ridge, TN 1991 Closed, mostly demolished Realty Link
*Martinsburg Mall Martinsburg, WV 1991 Closed, mostly demolished Paramount Developers
Bradley Square Cleveland, TN 1991 Open Shane Morrison Companies
Mount Berry Square Rome, GA 1991 Open Hull Property Group
*Valley Mall Hagerstown, MD 1997 Open PREIT
*Crossroads Mall Beckley, WV 1998 Open PREIT
*Jacksonville Mall Jacksonville, WV 1998 Open Alpha National
*Valley View Mall LaCrosse, WI 2002 Open PREIT
Wiregrass Commons Mall Dothan, AL 2002 Open Namdar

* = malls/shopping centers acquired by Crown.  The open date listed is when the property was acquired rather than when it was built

** = Crown was 33% owner of Ashland Town Center, along with developers Glimcher and DeBartolo