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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.

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

2001
Penguins at Glendale Enclosed Mall
south end of mall


At the ground floor of the Library (old Blocks/Lazarus building)
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2008
Penguins at Library entrance
lobby north of Staples entrance

2008
Penguin info at Library entrance
lobby north of Staples entrance

2016
...and they're gone!


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

2017
Penguins at Indianapolis Zoo
in the Oceans Building


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


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


Marionette Show
Marionette Show at Glendale Mall (open air)
Currently: parking lot
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1964

1964


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

1964


Santa's Village
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1964

1964

1964

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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


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

1976
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Burger King in Galleria

Burger King in Galleria

Burger King in Galleria


1977
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Hanging glass sculpture
1977