Greater Pomonok Shopping Park
Address: 72nd Road and Aguilar Avenue
Architect: Weston, Martyn N.
Current Status: Extant
Award: Bronze Plaque for Commercial
Typology: Retail or Shopping Center
This one-story shopping center curves along Kissena Boulevard and originally featured glass storefronts with an enormous 800 car parking lot in the rear, highlighting the increasing focus on the automobile in mid-century design. Many of the original features of the shopping center have vanished including a tall 66-foot vertical tower and several of the street-side windows have been bricked in to reorient the shopping toward the parking lot. An original mosaic cornucopia still decorates the facade on the street and the original brick facade and limestone detailing is also visible.