Sunday, June 24, 2007

Dillard's (former Ivey's), SouthPark mall, Charlotte, North Carolina. Aerial view, 1976. Belk and the main mall entrance are in the background. (Pat Richardson)

Previously on LiveMalls
Dillard's (former Ivey's), SouthPark
The Ivey's Archive
SouthPark 1975


  1. I like this picture because its taken from the Ivey's side of the mall--most pictures from this era always seem to spotlight the Belk side of the mall.

  2. You definitely don't see many old pictures from the Ivey's perspective. Rarer still is a shot of Sears.

    I guess it's because Belk was the more classically beautiful of the old anchor facades. But Ivey's was the more striking of the three; a lot more sculptural and less typical.

  3. Who designed the Ivey's? Was the SP store a one-off, or were there other stores which shared this design theme (be it Ivey's or somebody else?)


  4. As far as I know, Ivey's SouthPark was the only design of its type. NorthPark in Dallas looks a lot like SouthPark, and Belk SouthPark was similar to Ivey's, but I can't think of any store that looked exactly like it or even similar.

    As for who designed it, I think it was Jean Surratt, who also designed the Belk and most of SouthPark.