Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Midtown Plaza Mall (1963)

Not all of you will appreciate this video...but some will. It brought back some memories and I found it to be amusing.

20 comments:

Priscilla said...

I could have sworn that I saw Grandma walking by in that video with the scarf on her head. It looked just like her!LOL!

Priscilla said...

And everyone is white!!!!

Martha said...

Did you know Mom's cousin Tommy once fixed the clock? I'll have to watch it again and look for Grandma.

I think all the non-whites must have lived out here back then... maybe. Why was everyone white anyway?

Martha said...

Hey, that did look a little like Grandma! Did you notice those kids about to climb in the back of that station wagon at Pittford Plaza? The sign for the Plaza still looks the same! Too funny!

Priscilla said...

I had to watch it again. I remember that clock. Too bad they didn't show the mall at Christmas time! I'd like to see a video of that.

I had my bank teller training in one of the offices upstairs from the mall in 1989. The funny thing is: everything looks the same...except for the people. I had to smile while trying to imagine the reaction of these people if they could see how some of the people dress today!

I had forgotten about Tom fixing the clock until you mentioned it.

Remember back to school shopping at pittsford plaza? :)

Rachel said...

I only remember the clock and the Christmas tree, but no marionettes. Pretty neat video.

Gudl said...

Very interesting video! Thanks for putting it up. I've never been to Midtown Plaza. I read about it...isn't it pretty dead nowadays? Or shall I go and check it out?
It is funny to see the cars and how people dressed; it sure makes you feel old. ... I was three in 1963.

Sherman said...

I don't think it is worth going to anymore. I could be wrong I guess. It has been long time since I've been there.

Martha said...

Okay, I doubt Sherman had EVER been to Midtown!

Martha said...

What are you doing for spring break? Maybe we should take the kids on a field trip.

Rachel said...

Yeah!

mellimouse said...

Hehehehe! Thats pretty interesting...of course, I wasn't alive at all in that time period, but......
It's still interesting!!!!

Priscilla said...

ok...did I comment as Sherman on anyone else's blog today?

Gina said...

That video was so cool! Thanks for telling me to watch it Priscilla! I noticed that the Pittsford Plaza sign hasn't changed--I think it is still the same one. Also, the lady with the scarf, do you mean the little old lady at the checkout? If so, I was thinking that she looked just like my little old Italian grandmother used to look like!

gmjlm2 said...

Ms.P, you are too funny! You are to young to have AAADD; Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder :o)
That is just for us old farts.

Priscilla said...

My son does the "sherman blog' and he must have been on the computer just before me.

Bethany said...

Did you see B. Forman Co? Kinda like the park!

Priscilla said...

Actually, as a kid the park always made me think of the store.

Jon said...

I started working in Midtown Plaza for Xerox in 1984 (we had an office area on the 2nd floor along Clinton Ave; we called it "Wegman's Attic" for Wegmans had a store there in Midtown on the 1st floor).

Back then it was the place to shop at Christmas time.

Priscilla said...

I worked in an office upstairs too when I worked for Chase Lincoln. Thaat was in 1989.