This photo looking towards Trader's Mall from Midtown Lodge dates back to the 1970's. Notice the old sign: The Downtown Trader's"
A newer sign in the mid 80's hung underneath the bridge as shown in the photo on the left. In the 90's the sign was relocated to above the steps as shown in the photo on the right.
These two pictures show the ice cream shop that was in Traders Mall for many years. The photo on the left was taken in the late 80's while the photo on the right was taken in 1999. Looking at the two signs it appears the name had slightly changed by 1999.
The photo on the left shows Mountain Leather a shop that lasted from the early days of Traders Mall till almost the end. Also you can see the Ice Cream shop in the photo and an old shop called Conucopia. The photo on the right shows a more recent photo of Mountain Leather.
On The left is a photo of Mountain Leather in it's final days. On the right is some video footage of Mountain Leather after it closed an they were clearing out the store.
The photo on the left shows that the Cornucopia shop eventually became the Smoky Mounain Nascar Shop. When the Ice Cream Shop left the Nascar shop took that spot over as well as the photo shows. The video on the right shows some footage of Traders Mall circa 2005
Two photos of the Toy Chest taken in the 1980's
Two more photos of the Toy Chest that date back to the 1980's.
The photo on the left shows the inside of the Toy Chest in the mid to late 1980's. The photo on the right shows that the Toy Chest became Buckboard's Toy Room by the mid 1990's. While the Toy Chest took up two shops, Buckboard's Toy Room only took up one shop the other side eventually becoming the Somewhere In Time Old Time Photo Shop.
Two more photo's showing Buckboard's Toy Room
These two photos taken in November of 2011 show the Toy Chest location vacant before the Mall closed
The Buckboard was in Traders Mall for many years till it finally left in early 2011
The video on the left shows the area around The Buckboard. The Video on the right shows the inside of The Buckboard.
The photo on the left shows the display windows for both Buckboard's Toy Room and The Buckboard. The video on the right shows the inside of Buckboard's Toy Room
By the Mid 1990's an Somewhere In Time Old Time Photo Shop had moved into the right side of the Toy Chest.
Two photos from the early 1980's showing the Buckboard's display window.
The photo on the left shows longtime Traders Mall shop The Brier Patch. It also shows the Somewhere In Time Old Time Photo Shop as well as the Buckboard display window. The photo on the right shows that after The Brier Patch left a shop called The Great Wall openned
On the left is another photo of The Great Wall showing their display window and on the right is a rather unique photo take of the Space Needle from Traders Mall in the 1980's
These two photos show Traders Deli. Traders Deli had a little courtyard where you could watch the sky lift while you eat (which you can see in the photo on the right). Traders Deli closed in the early 1990's
Another picture of Traders Deli on the left, notice the sign in the upper right hand corner. On the right shows the courtyard after Traders Deli was gone, now just a pathway to the back entrance by the sky lift.
The photo on the left shows the Traders Mall Fountain. The photo on the right shows the plaque in memory of The Maples that encourages people to cast a coin to support St. Jude Hospital
Two more photos of the Traders Mall Fountain
On the left is another photo of The Traders Mall Fountain and on the right is a photo of the Traders Mall Fountain at night.
The video on the left shows footage of the Traders Mall Fountain. The video on the right shows footage of the Traders Mall Fountain at night.
The photo on the left shows the shop at the back of Traders Mall in the 1980's called Maples Forge. The photo on the right appears to have been taken when Maples Forge was still there but it is difficult to tell. You can see the Traders Deli Sign on the right.
By the 1990's Maples Forge was gone and Cactus Jacks had moved in that spot as well as the spot previously occupied by Traders Deli as the photo on the left shows. After about a year of being vacant circa 2004 Parkway Indian Crafts replaced Cactus Jacks as the photo on the right shows.
These two photos show a look inside Parkway Indian Crafts
On the left another photo of the backside of Traders Mall from the side street just before the back entrance. This photo shows The Buckboard shop's back display window. On the right is a video of Traders Mall in November of 2011 two months before it closed. Most of the shops are vacant.
The photo on the left is another photo inside Parkway Indian Crafts while the video on the right shows some footage inside Parkway Indian Crafts
The photo on the left shows the side street exit to Traders Mall along with the directory sign circa 2008. The photo on the right shows the backside display window of Parkway Indian Crafts.