Plymouth Park Shopping Center In Irving Texas
Plymouth Park Shopping Center in Irving Texas is currently being demolished after 66 years. When it was opened in 1955 Plymouth Park was one of the biggest shopping centers in the DFW metropolitan area. At 750,000 square feet the shopping center was a big attraction in the dawn of the Mall era.
The demolition is being done by JR’s Demolition. A company based in Irving Texas.
Plymouth Park was home to many classic businesses like Leonard’s department store which later became Dillards and eventually Fazio’s. The building was later shut down and demolished by 2018.
Part of the Plymouth Park Shopping Center is still home to a Irving Post office and a Restaurant called Wonderful World of Cooking Cafe facing east.
Plymouth Park History
This aerial photograph by the United States Army Air Force for the Department of Agriculture was taken in in 1945. The red arrow shows the same site before the construction of Irving Blvd. West Grauwyler is labeled number 9 and number 10 is W Pioneer Drive.
13 years later this 1958 aerial photograph shows Plymouth Park after the construction of Irving blvd. On the top left corner you can see undeveloped land north of Texas State Highway 183 where the Irving Mall is now located.
On August 4, 1971 the Irving Mall opened and Plymouth Park Shopping Center began to decline.
In 2005 plans were made to spend more than $1 million on a face-lift and other upgrades but it seems the plans fell through.
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