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Southdale Center: The First Indoor Shopping Mall: Secondary Sources: Books & Articles


"From Southdale to the Mall of America: Urban Models for Cities of Our Time," by Edgerton Martin.
In Hennepin History, vol. 51, no. 3 (summer 1992), pp. 4-14.
MNHS call number: Reading Room F612.H52 H42 v.51:3

"The Shopping Center That Spawned a Community," by Peg Meier.
In Mpls. St. Paul, vol. 9, no. 8 (Aug. 1981), pp. 66-69, 130-131.
MNHS call number: F614.M6 M56 v.9:8
"The Terrazzo Jungle: Fifty Years Ago, the Mall was Born, America Would Never be the Same" by Malcolm Gladwell.
In The New Yorker, March 15, 2004, pages 120-127.
MNHS call number: HF5430.3 .G42 2004


Mall Maker: Victor Gruen, Architect of an American Dream, by M. Jeffrey Hardwick.
Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2004.
MNHS call number: NA 737 .G78 H37 2004
The Malling of America: An Inside Look at the Great Consumer Paradise, by William Severini Kowinski.
New York: William Morrow, c1985.
MNHS call number: HF5430.3 .K68 1985
Minnesota Creates: Fashion for a Century, by The Goldstein Gallery.
St. Paul, MN: Goldstein Museum of Design, University of Minnesota, c2000.
MNHS call number: GT 617.M6G65 2000

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