An aerial view of the Severance estate from the west in 1949. Courtesy of the Cleveland Memory Project.
An aerial view of Severance Mall soon after it opened in 1963. Except for the Austin Company’s campus, the perimeter sites were all still undeveloped.
An undated interior shot of Higbee's Severance store.
A view of Halle’s mall entrance in 1982, the last year of the chain’s existence. [Note that the script used in the sign matches the script used by Marshall Field’s, which at that point had owned Halle’s for a dozen years.]