Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Bellevue Park Plaza Shopping Center - Belleville, Illinois
Mailed from Belleville, Illinois to Miss Gladys Schneider of Bronxville, New York on May 9, 1967:
Went shopping this morning. Elaine bought some tomato plants etc. the weather is quite cool, but nice and clear. At the moment we just had lunch and are watching TV.
View Cardboard America in a larger map
The view is slightly different from the postcard because the Google Maps view for approximately the same angle is so dark you can't even see it.
The Bellevue is little strip mall built in the 1956. It originally housed a Stiehl drug store, a National Food Store, a shoe store, and a few other mid-century stores.
Now it's a pretty standard strip mall with a Rent-a-Center, Dollar Tree, Dollar General, and a former Blockbuster Video.