Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Southland Mall Houma LA

Here is a classic 1969 South Louisiana Mall. The Southland Mall is located in Houma Louisiana at Bayou Gardens and Westpark Ave just south of Highway 90 (future I-49 freeway). Houma is located about an hour away from New Orleans and 30 minutes from Morgan City LA. The Southland Mall is shaped in an L shape with anchors at each end and a massive anchor in the middle of the mall. The mall has been recently updated and sports a vanilla interior like most of the nicer malls of the 2000's. The Southland Mall is all one level except for the massive Dillard's/ DH Holmes that has 3 levels. The Dillard's here is one of the few stores that Dillard's did not convert to the plain Dillard's style and looks like a DH Holmes on the outside. The three story anchor definitely catches your attention and it faces the main intersection where the mall is located.


The Dillard's/ DH Holmes towers over the mall. Take a good look at the design of the store from both angles; that is how the more modern DH Holmes stores were designed.




The JCPenney exterior is similar in design to the San Jacinto Mall in Baytown.




Rite-Aid Pharmacy was a converted K and B store; that is still open despite the trend of pharmacies leaving malls for their own buildings.
Los Sombreros restaurant
Sears is a basic design with a Sears Hardware store behind the building and across the parking lot.


This Kirschman's closed before the company was acquired in 2006 by Rooms to Go Furniture. The store is located just across the street from the mall. The sign is a find because this is their old logo. The last design the company used was a basic black and white cursive logo.

The inside of the mall is doing well; most of the spaces are occupied by a mix of chain and local stores. Bonus points for the Sports Avenue and F.Y.E. store located here.

The mall does not have a food court and has restaurants in a few spots throughout the mall.

FYE is just to the right of this arcade.


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  2. Should be demolished.

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  3. Save the Kirschman's sign!

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  4. Anyone remember the name of the pub/lounge located at front of mall in the 1970s?

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