Monday, October 30, 2006, 9:09 PM // 12 comments

Cherry Hill Mall Postcards

Vintage postcards from the early 1960's

Cherry Hill Mall postcard 85D - altobelliView of Cherry Court, an exotic garden landscaped with picturesque trees, plants and flowers that bloom the year around amid quiet garden pools and a delightful fountain display. With controlled temperature, it is always springtime here.

Cherry Hill Mall postcard 85H - altobelliScene along the colorful Delaware Mall section of this Shopping Showplace of the Nation.

Cherry Hill Mall postcard 85 - altobelliThis scene shows part of the completely enclosed mall where shoppers can confortably stroll and conveniently shop among over 100 fine stores andshops in a year-round springtime setting.

Cherry Hill Mall postcard 85E - altobelliA view of the 20-foot high aviary housing colorful tropical birds. One of many delightful points of interest in this unique shopping world of over 100 stores and shops, all under one roof, where the temperature is always springtime.

Cherry Hill Mall postcard 85J - altobelliOne of the spectacularly landscaped courts -- a scene of tropical birds, quiet garden pools, picturesque trees, and plants and flowers that bloom the year around--all planned for the environment of the shoppers at this unique shopping showplace.

Cherry Hill Mall postcard 85F - altobelliA View of Market Court where colorful gay Kiosks display unusual and fascinating gifts from many lands.

Cherry Hill Mall postcard 85G - altobelliThe Cherry Hill Grill, color refreshment oasis, one of many delightful points of interest provided for the comfort of shoppers at this unique shopping world of over 100 stores and shops, all under one roof, where the controlled temperature is always springtime.

Cherry Hill Mall postcard 85A - altobelliFountain and tropical garden in part of the huge completely enclosed mall at the new Cherry Hill Shopping Center, Route 38 at Haddonfield Road, Cherry Hill, NJ.

Cherry Hill Mall postcard NJ22 - altobelliLocated in the fastest growing area in Delaware Valley, USA. Cherry Hill, New Jersey.

Cherry Hill Mall postcard NJ20 - altobelliThis new, ultra modern shopping area is located at Route 38 and Haddonfield Road.

Cherry Hill Mall postcard #85 - altobelliAerial view of the fabulous Cherry Hill Shopping Center and magnificent Cherry Hill Inn -- one of the most modern establishments of it kind, combining the best features of a hotel, motel, convention center and resort. An outstanding showplace of the Delaware Valley just 15 minutes from downtown Philadelphia. On Route 38 at Haddonfield Road, Cherry Hill, NJ.

Cherry Hill Mall postcard 85C - altobelliView of the colorful and delightfully exotic tropical gardens of Cherry Court amid this unique shopping world of over 100 stores and shops all under one roof, completely air conditioned and heated for year-round comfort.


Anonymous Mom & Grandmom said...

Seeing these photos was a trip down memory lane. The Mall was such an important part of our lives back then. We would go there to shop, eat, see a movie, and just kill time. I took you boys there in strollers and all the way till you were big guys going off on your own. All you needed me for was money and a taxi service. Thanks for the memories.

9:16 AM  
Blogger Zachary said...

Hate to say that I get all mushy thinking about a mall but my mother still tells the story of how she and her friend "Cookie" dressed in their best heels and pearls, put us kids in our jackets and bowties and took us to this new phenomenon that today we take so much for granted. To me, the aviary, the three strange stone statues (one was a turtle) down at the end that we would climb over and the "amusement park" with rides are still some of my fondest memories that "kids these days" just can't understand. Thanks for these photos.

7:44 PM  
Anonymous Steve Barber said...

Hello Mr. Altobelli,

Thanks for putting up the old Cherry Hill Mall postcards on the Web.

I grew up in Merchantville in the ‘60s and ‘70s and those views of the Mall brought me back to those times with a startling immediacy.


-Steve Barber

7:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awesome postcards! Thanks for posting. These were the exact memories I was trying to pull out of my brain. I especially remember the dual level water fountain with the really tall jet of water from the higher level. I was taken there regularly as a kid in the late 60's and early 70's.

1:32 PM  
Anonymous Big Daddy B said...

These pics bring back so many memories for me , I grew up across the street from the mall in the 60s and I hung out there daily in the 70s at the Boardwalk Arcade and Went to see Rocky Horror at 12 am at the Cinema on the weekends .

Thanks for posting those pics .

1:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just passing through. Thank you so much for your postcards of the cherry hill mall. I was there almost weekly in the 1960's. The restaurant that many people ask about (attached to Woolworth's) was called "Harvest House" (actually called a cafeteria). They also had live orchestral music in the main court during their summer concert series. My wife has vacation this month, and we are planning to return to the Cherry Hill mall as a stop, thanks to your web page.

9:11 AM  
Anonymous STAN said...

The Cherry Hill Mall was the first thing I remember when my parents and I moved to South Jersey when I was 5 in 1965. I'll always remember the spectacular Christmas decorations, the orchestra concerts in the summer, the ice shows and the "It's A Small World" animated display. It's breaking my heart to see them tearing it all down to make way for the new mall. It'll never be as great as the mall I remember. Thanks for the memories.

1:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi there. My parents took my brother and myself on annual trips each May to Eastern USA in the late 60s when I was around 11 years old. We're from Surrey in England and Cherry Hill Mall was just the most exciting place I had ever visited. I was totally overwhelmed by the fountains and indoor plants, the weird shop selling wind chimes and exotic fragrances, the late night opening; the sheer size. Towns in Surrey at that time just had basic shops strung along high streets. Shopping centers we're not even a twinkling in town planners' eyes. Thank you for putting up the postcards! Takes me back.

3:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These pics bring back so many happy memories of growing up in Cherry Hill and going to school there in the 60s. Does anybody have floor plans of the mall when it opened, or at some time in the later 60s?

11:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These are just great. I remember going to the CHM when I was little and going into the Woolworth's to buy supplies for my fishtank.

12:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So many good memories from viewing these vintage PC's. Being raised in South Jersey, I fondly remember the talking parrot who said "Hello" on his perch in front of Bamberger's. The antique shows conducted by Ethel Smith of Woodbury, that my grandparents, antique dealers Mary and Samuel Ward did on the court in front of Strawbidges. The "Sign of St. Georges" antique shop on the side corridor and buying Bing & Grondahl Christmas Plates at Jewelry Store on the court. Those were the days of the great Philadelphia department stores.
Larry Ward
Shelby Twp. Mi.

10:04 PM  
Blogger Tony Trov said...

These are AWESOME. Thanks for posting.

3:17 PM  

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