Town & Country Market

Town & Country Market was shopping center in the Fairfax District of Los Angeles, at the southeast corner of Third and Fairfax, across Third from Farmer's Market. it incorporated elements of a farmer's market but profiled itself as a "small town of 100 smart shops". Opened in 1942, author Richard Longstreth, who calls it an example of the "shopping court", notes that it was one of the first shopping centers in Los Angeles built with parking lots for customers arriving by car, being much larger than the earlier Broadway & 87th Street shopping center and preceding the larger Broadway-Crenshaw Center (opened 1946) by 5 years. It was more regular in plan and more pretentious in appearance than Farmer's market across the street. It promoted its entertainment and had 26 restaurants onsite, in this sense a precursor to the lifestyle center of today.[1][2][3] The market opened on May 14, 1942.[4]

The site continues as a community shopping center signed Town & Country Center. The anchors are:[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Longstreth, Richard (1997). City Center to Regional Mall: Architecture, the Automobile, and Retailing in Los Angeles, 1920–1950. MIT Press. p. 285-286. ISBN 0262122006.
  2. ^ "Linda Vista shopping center San Diego". The Sydney Morning Herald. 14 April 1945. p. 8.
  3. ^ "Large Project's Design". Los Angeles Times. September 7, 1941.
  4. ^ "advertisement for Town & Country Market". Los Angeles Times. May 14, 1942. p. 36-37.
  5. ^ "PHASE I ENVIRONMENTAL SITE ASSESSMENT REPORT", Town & Country Retail 6310-6360 W. Third Street Los Angeles…", May 26, 2017, Arcadis

Coordinates: 34°04′13″N 118°21′37″W / 34.0703°N 118.3603°W / 34.0703; -118.3603