Title supplied by cataloger. Eastland Center was designed by architect Albert C. Martin and opened in the fall of 1957 as an outdoor mall along the San Bernardino Freeway (10). The mall was unique at the time, as it had a regular mall on the upper level, and a strip center on the lower level facing the freeway. It opened with a 5-level May Company on the east end of the mall and a 2-level W.T. Grant on the west end. W.T. Grant closed in 1976 and was converted into shops on the upper level. The mall closed and expanded in 1979. Mervyns was added on to the west end of the mall in the 1980s. In the early 1990s May closed its Eastland Center location and the area stood empty for years. In 1997 the upper level of the mall was permanently closed and the ex-May location was torn down. Local shops now occupy the area. Aerial view of West Covina, looking northwest over the Eastland Center with its two anchor stores, W.T. Grant and May Co. Various commercial buildings and homes surround the shopping center; Interstate 10 is seen on the lower left and the San Gabriel Mountains are faintly visible in the upper right. Photograph dated May 6, 1967.
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Eastland Center (West Covina, Calif.) May Company California W. T. Grant Shopping centers--California--West Covina Department stores--California--West Covina Stores & shops--California--West Covina Dwellings--California--West Covina Commercial buildings--California--West Covina Parking lots--California--West Covina Streets--California--West Covina Lost architecture--California--West Covina Express highways--California, Southern Mountains--California, Southern San Gabriel Mountains (Calif.) Interstate 10 West Covina (Calif.) West Covina (Calif.)--Aerial views Los Angeles Photographers Collection photographs Blackstock Collection photographs Aerial photographs Martin, Albert C.,1879-1960