Sunday, September 30, 2007

Demolition Update

I'm back from the old mall and the eastern wing is gone! The mall now exists as it did when it was first built in 1968. I had the great fortune today of speaking with the gentleman who is overseeing the demolition and he shared with my father and I a ton of information about the site and process of taking it apart. He told us that his is a first demolition he and his firm have done, which is pretty cool considering the scope of this job.

I noticed a few things today. Looking through the south entrance of the old Hecht Co. building, you can see directly into the mall and the bench and planters outside of the interior entrance are still there! Also, the risers around the center court fountain also appear to still be standing.

Hopefully by next weekend I will have a nice addition to my photo collection, but more on that later.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

From the archive, part 4

From the archive, part 3

Friday, September 28, 2007

More from the archive - some old, some new

Sunday, September 23, 2007

More Pics

Here are a few more pics from Bryan Gadow's collection.

Demolition Pics, Part 2

Late Fall, 1990

This picture is really cool for me. It was taken in October or November of 1990, during a stockcar show at the old Salisbury Mall. I have been searching high and low for photos all over Delaware and Maryland, and on on Labor Day, I found a box under my bed in my father's home and oddly enough I found this photo. Clearly, the quality isn't that great, but you can see the floor and the showcases that were to the left of the East Mall's center court, facing the entrance. I have this distinct memory of the floors and how clean and shiny they seemed for a mall that still had a pretty high amount of foot traffic. In emails with some people regarding memories from the mall, I often cite an evening there soon after the murder of the SSU student. I am almost positive that this is from that evening.

From my collection ...

I was going through iPhoto today and I realized that I have a ton of shit that I haven't posted for whatever reason. Hope you enjoy. I have new pics and the a pic of my brother and I from 1991 in the east mall that I will post shortly.

*photos retrieved from

Monday, September 03, 2007

Demolition Pics: September 3, 2007

Sunday, September 02, 2007

September Update

The demolition of the Salisbury Mall is currently taking place. I will be traveling down tomorrow to get some photos before it's too late.

In the meantime, I want to share some fantastic photos sent to me from Bryan Gadow. He has offered a ton of information on the mall, not to mention this amazing photos from 1997.

I also found a photo this morning of my brother and I from 1991 in the East Mall during a stock car show. As soon as I scan, I will share.

Salisbury Mall sign, west parking lot.

East Mall entrance


East Mall looking from Center Court facing Food Depot. The Connection can be seen on the left.

Center Court, West Mall facing the entrance.