Pennsylvania and more often than not the first thing that comes to mind is the iconic King of Prussia Mall. From its earliest days as an outdoor strip mall to its present day status as a sprawling internationally renowned shopping venue, the King of Prussia Mall has been the focal point of a once sleepy village.
King of Prussia resident and historian Michael Shaw has extensively researched the history of the King of Prussia Mall over the better part of four years. Detailed here is a comprehensive narrative of the mall including the backdrop to its introduction from whence Upper Merion Township became a major intersection for key regional highways.
Today, the King of Prussia Mall remains a fixture in the community. It has created countless memories for millions of people who walked its many halls and visited its thousands of shops. The future looks bright for this proud success story even in the midst of uncertainty surrounding many of America’s storied indoor shopping malls. Enjoy the journey.