Recently I came across an article that said the old Sanger-Harris building at Valley View Mall is set for demolition and their permits gives them 180 (that was early January) days to demo the building and the permit has already started. To confirm this I drove by the old building over a month ago and I was able to see demolition equipment in the parking lots and contractors hauling out debris to the dumpsters. So if you are a fan of those old mosaics on the building you will need to get out there soon to take some pictures. The mosaics are to be demoed along with the building. Will update this article once the building is gone.
My Memories of the Sanger-Harris Building at Valley View Mall
I remember when I was young visiting the Sanger-Harris Building at Valley View Mall and visiting other stores in the mall. Although I mostly remember the building as Foley’s, I do remember that it was another department store that we shopped at during the malls’ early days. I remember we would go several times a month and make a day out of it. We use to dress up to go shopping or go after church and eat lunch at the El Fenix (left the mall over a decade ago) then hit up our favorite stores. In the 2000’s I worked in the mall but left in the mid 2000’s as the stores started closing. After that, I think I was in there in 2009 to purchase something. I then visited the mall only to see a movie or hit an anchor store closing. Around then I decided to avoid going to that mall and I am surprised that the mall is still open. There isn’t much left there.
Originally posted on VanishingTexas.com on January 6th, 2017. For more pictures and any updated information about this old house will be added there.
About the Image
The image was taken around 11 am and was cloudy. The image was shot by hand with a Sony a6000 and a Sony SEL16F28 16mm f/2.8 prime lens. Next, I post processed it with Topaz Clarity to add texture, brighten, and bring out the details in the image. Then I removed the dust spots. Finally, I used Google Nik Collection to remove the noise from the images.