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Mid-Century La Mesa Arrives: The Fight for, Development and Legacy of Grossmont Center
October 9, 2021 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am PDT
History Roundtable Lecture: La Mesa History Center invites all to learn more about Grossmont Center’s construction, often unrecognized architectural heritage and its role as an economic catalyst for the City of La Mesa and Greater La Mesa Region
WHEN: Saturday October 9, 2021 (10am to 11:30am)
WHERE: “The Well” Event Space, Grossmont Center
(next to Barnes & Noble on mall interior)
WHO: James Newland: historian and author of “Images of America: La Mesa; Around Mt. Helix, and Grossmont Hospital District: Legacy of Community Service
Come hear, learn, and participate in a new historical presentation featuring the story of the owners, developers, designers, contractors, and memorable and long-standing retail and commercial tenants of this seminal Regional Mall.
LMHC President and historian Jim Newland will present the fascinating story of La Mesa’s efforts to land a cutting-edge Mid-Century municipality’s commercial dream—A Regional Shopping Mall. Audience members will also be able to query, speak and share memories after the presentation.
Don’t miss this historic opportunity to hear, learn and experience more about the fascinating history of Grossmont Center.
Photo: Grossmont Center opening day October 5, 1961