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Park Central Mall Oral History Project


Park Central Mall opened in 1957, and quickly became the center of activity along Central Avenue, thanks to its proximity to some of Phoenix’s best neighborhoods and easy access from Central Avenue, Thomas Road and Indian School Road. As Phoenix quickly grew, the area around Park Central Mall saw an increasing number of mid-rise and high-rise office buildings built along Central Avenue, and the area eventually became known as the Central Business District. ASU students and faculty gathered oral histories with people who lived in the neighborhoods surrounding Park Central Mall, store owners and individuals who frequented the mall to shop or attend the events at the mall.


Contributor
Date Range
2018 2018


Janet Velasquez shares her memories of Park Central Mall

Contributors
Velasquez, Janet, England, Jon
Created Date
2018-03-03

Joe Della Rocca recalls memories of spending time at Park Central Mall.

Contributors
Rocca, Joe Della, England, Jon
Created Date
2018-04-07
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Mike Larson describes working at Park Central Mall.

Contributors
Larson, Mike, England, Jon
Created Date
2018-03-03