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1961 - closeup of the Palm Springs Village Shopping Center on Palm Springs Mile in Hialeah (comments below)
1961 Courtesy of Gary F. Brown/Miami Herald photo

1961 - closeup of the Palm Springs Village Shopping Center on Palm Springs Mile in Hialeah (comments below)

Palm Springs Village Shopping Center, Hialeah, Florida




Please click on "original" below to see this image in the largest version. Thank you to Gary F. Brown (HHS 65) for contributing this old Miami Herald clipping that he recently found. Gary and I were students in 8th or 9th grade at Palm Springs Junior High when this photo was taken. Interesting points to note are:

1. The Wometco Palm Springs Theatre was not built yet next to Jackson/Byron's but it looks like they are preparing the land underneath for its construction. The theatre opened in December 1962. The shopping center opened on March 30, 1960 so it is only about a year old in this photo.

2. It looks like a temporary go-kart track is in operation in the shopping center's parking lot close to W. 49th Street.

3. That vacant lot in the northeast corner of W. 49th Street and W. 4th Avenue is still vacant. There was a beautiful old tall tree that grew up in the northeast corner of the lot and someone chopped it down a few years ago just for the hell of it to make it a barren lot again. : (

4. I suppose they didn't have any landscaping requirements back then because now you just can't build shopping centers and huge asphalt parking lots like the old days without spending a fortune on landscaping to make it easier on the eyes and to allow water drainage into the ground. I sometimes think that the Pembroke Lakes Mall has more oak trees in their parking lots than all of Hialeah when I go there.


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Mike Wills 28-May-2015 20:14
My family used to bank at the S & L in the lower corner of the parking lot. Just up past the left corner of the plaza there was a Royal Castel where a bunch of us would come for lunch rather than eat in the cafeteria - Hialeah High, '64
Fred Albury 07-Oct-2014 04:16
I remember as a child in the late 60s, early 70s mom taking us to that movie theatre and dropping us off. They had a day care thing where young kids were locked in with ushers and we got pop corn and drinks and hot dogs. Watched a short, cartoons and a feature film all for one price. It lasted for three hrs and gave moms time to shop on the Mile without kids tagging along. Great for Christmas shopping. I think it was sponsored/subsidised by the shop owners of PSVSC. I would have been 7 or 8 years old.