Friday, September 11, 2009

Del Monte Center construction, May 1967

May 15, 1967 construction of the $15 million Del Monte Shopping Center on Carmel Hill in Monterey. The design of the mall was by architect John S. Bolles, who was an authority on Mayan architecture. S.F.B. Morse, president of Del Monte Properties, dedicated the center on September 14, 1967. The shopping center’s anchor tenant was and still is Macy’s department store. Over 80 stores are expected to occupy the mall. (Photos by Herald staff photographer Teresa Zabala)

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