Before Springfield Town Center, there was Springfield Mall

Springfield Town Center is under construction and will be getting an outpost of the trendy British fashion retailer TopShop this fall, but back in the day Springfield Mall had Garfinckel’s department store.


Springfield Mall in 1979, six years after opening. (Washington Post archives)

 


Antonio Caggiano, the mall’s manager, posing outside of Garfinckel’s department store in 1982. (Washington Post archives)
Elves hang Christmas decorations during the holiday season at Springfield Mall, in 1982. (Washington Post archives)
Elves hang Christmas decorations during the holiday season at Springfield Mall in 1982. (Washington Post archives)

Shoppers at Springfield Mall in 1982. Peoples Drug store is on the right. (Washington Post archives)

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Jonathan O'Connell has covered land use and development in the Washington area for more than five years.
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