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Leuzinger High School Class of 1981 - Old Towne Mall - Torrance
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This mall was part of 4 malls during the 70's in the area (South Bay Galleria to the north, and both the Del Amo Mall and Del Amo Fashion Center to the south). Some time during the early 80's, the Del Amo Mall and Del Amo Fashion Center merged, forming at the time the largest mall in America. This would lead to the downfall of Old Towne Mall.

Old Towne Mall had rides, atmosphere, and unique stores that all added to a family experience that was Old Towne. It opened in 1972, and was sold in 1988, then redeveloped in 1989. The carousel remained next to the theater until 1994 when it was sold to Eastwood Mall in Niles Ohio. The Mann 6 closed after becoming a three dollar theater. Almost nothing remains of the original mall now. Old Towne just couldn’t compete.

Remember the arcade, comic books, a shooting gallery, and the food court?  There was a really cool model train setup inside a glass case... you could pay a quarter to control the trains. It was an elaborate setup with mountains and a lake, and little people and cars. The Mann 6 Theatres was always a favorite... especially on One Dollar Tuesdays!

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Old Towne (the mall part was added later) was designed to recreate a time long past.
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Old Towne Mall Singing Security Guard... with a banjo player and pianist in the background. Notice the carousel in the far background. It's not the double decker carousel that many of us remembe...
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07-21-2007
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The Good Old Days... Built in the early 1970's, it began as a place that shunned chain stores and focused on small family businesses. There were still plenty of small unique places: a shop that ...
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Artisan Way... & The Entrance To An Area Called 'Backstreet' was a C shaped loop off of the main Old Towne lane. There were over 40 shops of handcrafted merchandise featured everything from Greg...
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07-21-2007
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Old Towne Lane and Cable Car Way... At the intersection, stood the West's Slowest Cable Car. This picture shows car 45 from San Francisco's Powell and Market Line.
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An old fashioned Gazebo... at the Market Place where aromas of Italian, Mexican, Oriental, European, and Western foods surround the plaza. Diner's were entertained by costumed entertainers singi...
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07-21-2007
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Old Towne was meant to be a place for the old and young to have fun together. This picture shows people having fun and relaxing in one of the 'quaint' restaurants.
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07-21-2007
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A Turn of the Century Wax Museum opened inside the now defunct Old Towne Mall. This picture shows the Gibson Girl sitting at her window. Known for their hour glass shape and big hair, Gibson Girls ...
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07-21-2007
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Teddy Roosevelt - Turn of The Century Wax Museum Our 26th President and served from 1901-1909.
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07-21-2007
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Old Towne Puppet Theater
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The 'Double-Decker Denzel Carousel' was located mid-mall. It had small swings on the upper level where you could catch a little air and screw up your balance.
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07-22-2007
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The Food Court was moved to the south end of the mall near Mann's Old Towne 6 Theatres. Who could forget Tuesdays when you could see any first run movie for only one dollar? In the 80's, the sho...
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07-22-2007
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