1965: When NorthPark Center celebrated its grand opening

(Photo courtesy Northpark Center)

(Photo courtesy Northpark Center)

Piece of the past

When NorthPark Center opened its doors in 1965, it was the largest climate-controlled shopping center in the nation. Dallas developer Raymond D. Nasher leased a 97-acre cotton field to bring the sleek shopping center to fruition. Its opening day was equal parts celebration and show, with the Richardson and Wilmer-Hutchins high school bands performing in a parade that snaked its way through the luxury center with great fanfare. NorthPark Center celebrated its 52nd birthday in August. In a time when many shopping malls are in perile, it continues to shine with more than $1 billion in sales every year.

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