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Date

6-1-1970

Description

Willingboro Plaza was a 614,000-square-foot regional shopping center, built as a centerpiece of the city. The plaza was completed in 1967 but by the late 70s, the completion of a section of Interstate 295 through Burlington County and the Burlington Center Mall pulled commerce away, contributing to its downfall.

Notes

"Willingboro Town Center." New Jersey Future, 2016, www.njfuture.org/smart-growth-101/smart-growth-awards/2002-award/renewal-realty/. Accessed 24 Feb. 2016. "New Jersey's Levittown Plaza." Mall Hall of Fame, Oct. 2009, www.mall-hall-of-fame.blogspot.com/2009_10_01_archive.html. Accessed 24 Feb. 2016. Garbarine, Rachelle. "In the Region/New Jersey; Failed Shopping Plaza Becoming a Town Center." The New York Times, 20 Dec. 1998, www.nytimes.com/1998/12/20/realestate/in-the-region-new-jersey-failed-shopping-plaza-becoming-a-town-center.html. Accessed 24 Feb. 2016.

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This object from the Chester E. Smolski photographic slides and publications, housed by the Rhode Island College Special Collections, and any of its digital surrogates are the intellectual property of Rhode Island College. This digital object is protected by copyright and/or related rights. The digital material presented here is licensed with a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. This content can be used, shared, or adapted for educational and scholarly purposes. For permissions to use this item please contact digitalcommons@ric.edu. All uses must include appropriate attribution.

Creator 1 Role

Photographer

Building Type

Mall

Subject Headings

Suburbs -- New Jersey -- Willingboro; Shopping centers -- New Jersey -- Willingboro; Plazas -- New Jersey -- Willingboro

Country Name

United States

Region Name

New Jersey

City Name

Willingboro Township

Street Address

89 Somerset Dr

Keywords

malls, plazas, shopping malls, suburbs

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