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Glendale Mall
Opened in 1958 as an open air mall with more than 20 stores. The two anchor stores were L.S. Ayres and Wm. H. Block. A tunnel running under the length of the mall links the basements of the two anchors. The mall was enclosed in 1970.
6101 N. Keystone Ave
Currently: Target / Staples / Indianapolis Library

The Penguins
Bronze sculpture by Arthur Kraft 1960. Wynkin, Blynkin, and Nod. Originally outdoors, then inside the enclosed mall, then moved to the ground floor of the library (old Blocks building), currently at the Indianapolis Zoo.
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Enclosed Mall

2000
Penguins at Glendale Enclosed Mall
south end of mall
Penguins at Glendale Enclosed Mall
2001
Penguins at Glendale Enclosed Mall
south end of mall
Penguins at Glendale Enclosed Mall

At the ground floor of the Library (old Blocks/Lazarus building)

2008
Penguins at Library entrance
lobby north of Staples entrance
Penguins at Library entrance
2008
Penguin info at Library entrance
lobby north of Staples entrance
Penguin info at Library entrance
2016
...and they're gone!
...and they're gone!

At the Indianapolis Zoo

2017
Penguins at Indianapolis Zoo
in the Oceans Building
Penguins at Indianapolis Zoo
2017
Penguins at Indianapolis Zoo
in the Oceans Building
Penguins at Indianapolis Zoo

William H. Block Co.
6101 N. Keystone Ave
Currently: Target / Staples / Indianapolis Library
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1959
anchor store at south end of mall
Block's

Kinetic Fountain
Glendale Mall (open air)
Currently: parking lot
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1964
Glendale kinetic fountain

Marionette Show
Marionette Show at Glendale Mall (open air)
Currently: parking lot
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1964
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - old Glendale sign in back
1964
L.S. Ayres in background

Christmas at Glendale
Santa's Village at Glendale Mall (open air)
Currently: parking lot
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1964
Santa on roof
1964
Reindeer Stables

Santa's Village

1964
1964 Santa's Village
1964
1964 Santa's Village
1964
1964 Santa's Village

Florsheim Shoes in background
1964
Florsheim Shoes in background 1964

Glendale Cinemas construction
Building the General Cinema's at Glendale Mall
Currently: Landmark Cinema (Kerasotes previously)
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1967
General Cinema's construction

Inside Glendale Mall (enclosed mall)
Glendale Mall was enclosed in 1970
The non-anchor section of the mall is now parking for Target.
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1976

Burger King in Galleria
Burger King in Galleria 1976
Burger King in Galleria
Burger King in Galleria 1976
Burger King in Galleria
Burger King in Galleria 1976

1977

Hanging glass sculpture
1977
Glass sculpture hanging inside mall 1977