Sunday, October 23, 2011

Marshall Mall

Marshall Texas has a population of nearly 25,000 and the smallest town that I have seen a mall in so far. Four colleges are in the city and the city is about 45 minutes from Shreveport Louisiana. Marshall is a little more than three hours north of Houston and three hours from Dallas to the west also. Marshall is also near Longview and Tyler Texas to the west.

Marshall Mall is located on HWY 59 and Pinecrest Dr. Marshall Mall has JCPenney, Bealls, Baskins, and Factory Connection as anchors to the mall. All of the anchors appear to be 30,000 sq ft or smaller.

Bealls is located in the back of the mall and has a very plain entrance.
Baskins and JCPenney. Baskins is a western wear department store.

This is a view of nearly the entire mall; the closed anchor is to the left.
The closed anchor looks to have been a local chain; the space looks to be around 20,000 sq ft.
The size ,style, and anchor placement in the mall is very similar to the University Mall in Nacogdoches Texas. It is very possible that these two malls were built by the same company.
Between JCPenney and Beall's the mall is almost full.
Even though the mall is small; the curves in the corridors help to make the place feel larger.

The center court of the mall with Bealls in the back of the mall. The Marshall Mall entrance to Bealls looks just like the former Bealls at University Mall in Nacogdoches was.
This end of the mall has several vacancies and no anchor a contrast to the other side of the mall.
Retro 1970's-1980's wooden storefronts in this section of the mall.

I can't tell what this former anchor used to be.


  1. I seen this mall in the movie Skateland. It reminds me of Oakland Mall in Troy MI, used to go there alot as a kid. I love these old malls.

  2. Thanks anonymous for the film info, I had no idea that the mall was in a feature film. I found this article about the movie

  3. THe unidentified former anchor at the East end of this mall was Kmart. It was open from the mall's beginning until 1992, when it closed just after Christmas due to competition from Walmart, who had been open 5 years. I was really surprised it took that long, as this mall was never fully tenanted by stores. The Kmart is now a Blue Cross call center.

  4. Hello, I have a client interested in purchasing Marshall Mall. There seems to be zero information of the owners online. Can anyone help me?