Portland Press Herald Still-Film Negatives Collection
Call number of Original
PH 05 AUG 1983
Portland Public Library Special Collections & Archives
South Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA
Format of Original
35mm gelatin silver negatives
Views from the Maine Mall expansion grand opening, South Portland. The Mall first opened in August 1969, anchored by a Jordan Marsh department store. This was followed by significant retail development in 1971 connecting Jordan Marsh with a Sears Roebuck department store (an interior view from 1972 can be seen at this link). (A view of the Maine Mall entrance, on Maine Mall Road, can be seen at this link.) The groundbreaking for the August 1983 doubling of the Maine Mall began in May 1982. The expanded Maine Mall comprised additional anchor stores Filene's, J.C. Penney, and Porteous, along with a food court.
Top image: Interior view of Mall promenade.
Bottom image: Aerial view showing entirety of the Mall complex, from west. The expansion is at the upper right portion of the photograph.
Photos published in the Portland Press Herald, 5 August 1983
"Maine Mall expansion grand opening, 1983" (1983). Businesses & Buildings - Portland Press Herald Still Film Negatives. 461.
South Portland, Me., Maine Mall, Businesses, Shopping malls