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penn square sign

penn square sign

Designed by Sorey Hill & Sorey
Penn and NWExpressway

OKC’s first mall was originally an elegant indoor-outdoor affair, complete with mini storefronts, green plazas, and a performance area.  Comprised of seven buildings containing 46 shops, the 580,000 sf, $12 million mall opened in March 1960 with great fanfare and housed such large stores as Montgomery Wards and John A. Brown, as well as smaller shops as Rosenfield’s Jewelers, Claire Hats, and even a Humpty Dumpty:

Penn Square Mall

Over the years, the need to expand the mall grew and by 1981 it was completely enclosed to allow for more shopping space.  Very few, if any, original features of this once unique mall remain today.

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