HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)- From 1966 until the early 1980s, The Mall was Huntsville’s premiere shopping location. It was located at the intersection of Memorial Parkway and University Drive.
When Madison Square Mall opened in 1984, The Mall saw its traffic numbers drop dramatically. However, it managed to stay open until 1998 when the majority of the building was bulldozed. The Books-A-Million store and the former Toys R Us location are the only remaining sections of the mall.
The Mall’s iconic center fountain also survived. It’s now, minus any water, located as a piece of artwork in the roundabout between Costco and Home Depot in a shopping area now named for it, The Fountain.
The story above originally aired in July of 1984 as tenants were leaving and heading to the new Madison Square.