Shopping Center at Sunset | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

Photograph

Shopping Center at Sunset

Shopping Center at Sunset | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
The parking lot of a Piggly Wiggly grocery store (3557 E. Washington) looking northeast toward the corner of East Washington Avenue and Highway 51.   Other businesses include the Serv-U-Beverage store, 3555 E. Washington Ave., the Suburban Corner Texaco gasoline station, 3594 E. Washington Ave. and a Lennox sign on another building.  The Piggly Wiggly became the Casino Lanes bowling alley and then All Star Lanes.  All Star closed in 2002.
DESCRIPTION
The parking lot of a Piggly Wiggly grocery store (3557 E. Washington) looking northeast toward the corner of East Washington Avenue and Highway 51. Other businesses include the Serv-U-Beverage store, 3555 E. Washington Ave., the Suburban Corner Texaco gasoline station, 3594 E. Washington Ave. and a Lennox sign on another building. The Piggly Wiggly became the Casino Lanes bowling alley and then All Star Lanes. All Star closed in 2002.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:10661
Creation Date: July 03 1961
Creator Name:Vanderbilt, Paul
City:Madison
County:Dane
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:Vanderbilt, Paul : Paul Vanderbilt papers, 1942-1990 (bulk 1954-1990)
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:negative, original
Original Format Number:(X2)11940
Original Dimensions:4 x 5 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
The availability of parking close to the stores was the key factor that drove business from the downtowns to suburban locations. Although the parking lots themselves were seldom attractive, photographer Paul Vanderbilt found something aesthetic in the scene.
SUBJECTS
Cities and towns
Grocery trade
Shopping malls
Automobile parking
Service stations
Bowling alleys

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