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1957 - the north entrance to the Burdines department store at 163rd Street Shopping Center
21-JAN-1957 Library of Congress

1957 - the north entrance to the Burdines department store at 163rd Street Shopping Center

163rd Street Shopping Center, Dade County, Florida


The north entrance/exit was on the store's 1st floor and you had to ride the escalator up to the 2nd floor to go out to the shopping center/mall center walkway. They later built a short parking garage connected to Burdines where the ground level lot is depicted. Note the canopied walkway extending out in the parking lot.


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Joann 25-Oct-2012 18:59
I remember this north entrance on the second level. Used to drive up there to watch sunsets. I also shopped the store. I miss Burdines, Jordan Marsh and even Richards, which used to be at the west end of the mall.
Don Boyd11-Sep-2011 06:57
Dave, thank you for posting and for having memories that go back further than mine as to what the area was prior to the mall. : )

Don
Dave Watson 11-Sep-2011 03:20
Prior to the construction of the 163rd St Shopping Center, the entire property was a thoroughbred breeding farm. My friends and I would collect bottles, turn them in for the 2 cent deposit, buy apples at the Mom & Pop store (the was no supermarket in the area), then take the apples to feed to the thoroughbred colts.
Dave Watson
Guest 16-Jan-2011 00:56
haha I know where you got your pot back in the days as well.
Guest 19-Feb-2010 16:43
used to get high in that parking garage before Spanish class
Wes 05-Feb-2010 14:49
I recently visited the Shopping center while back in north miami. Funny thing is they tore down the 1969/70 (whenever it was done) building & parking garage addition and the north side of the original Burdines building & it looks similar to this once again. Only its a Ross and the Architecture is different. A rare case where something reverts back!
Stephen B. 15-Jul-2009 07:32
Oh my god. This is so surreal. If i'm not mistaken, I would think that Marshalls is in there in the spot of this now.