Englewood sold its old city park and frog pond to developer Gerry Von Frellick for $1 million. Von Frellick turned it into a 60-acre shopping mall, which opened as “the world's largest shopping complex under one roof.” An 8,000-vehicle, double-deck parking lot helped draw the masses to Colorado's first enclosed shopping mall, whose centerpiece was a 30-foot-high fountain. Larger and even slicker subsequent malls, however, have outshone the one-time fairy tale prince, now turned back into a frog.
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1968, James E. Johnson Associates. 701 W. Hampden Ave (northeast corner of West Hampden and Santa Fe Ave.)
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