The Pomona Mall was designed by renowned artist Millard Sheets and opened in 1962. Pomona's nine-block long pedestrian mall was the first such mall built west of the Mississippi.
Pomona's philosophy was that downtown is for people, not for motor cars. So the historic city transformed its blighted core area into a thing of beauty and leisure for its 83,000 people by building a mall studded with statuary and trees.
The mall was built by private subscription of property owners without state or federal aid and brought new life to a whole valley by giving the old "downtown" a new integrity and restoring hometown pride to the people.
Thrifty Cut Rate Drug Store, Home Savings and Loan, National Dollar Stores, Woolworth's John P. Evans, United California Bank and Ewart's Men's Wear.
Direction board on the Pomona Mall. Push the buttons for directions to your favorite store.
JC Penney Company Department store and SIC Finance Company.
Buffum's Department Store.
Jeanne's, Woolworth's and John P. Evans.
The Mall Shuttle Bus.