Florence Ky Online reader Adam from Richmond Kentucky sent in this great photo that takes a look back at the original decorating style of the Florence Mall. For anyone who remembers the mall from way back then will enjoy this great look back at Florence Mall past. In the photo you can see the original colored pipe sculpture that hung right over the center court area for many years. You can also get a look at those great warm colors that used to dominate the mall. Browns, reds and oranges were the decorating rage at the time and could be seen incorporated everywhere into the mall's look. You can also make out the storefronts of the old Tinder Box store, the Bottomhalf, and Morrow's Nut House.
The mall has changed a great deal over the years, and the current decoration scheme at the mall today is very different than in this great photo from the past. Gone is that classic old sculpture, replaced by a huge glass dome. The mall is now dominated by the colors that are popular today and you find no sign of the old warm color scheme. The wooden handrails of the past are now clear glass. There has also been an elevator added to that area since the old photo was taken. Seen side-by-side, you can really get a great feel for how the mall has changed over the years.
I don't know about you, but that old photo of the mall really brings back some great memories!