Construction of the Lord & Taylor building, October 1, 1973
Fountain in front of J.C. Penney store, Opening Day, August 19, 1965
Installation of Dallas Land Canal (Dallas Hillside) by Beverly Pepper, May 30, 1971
Ribbon Cutting for new Kroger Store, July 21, 1965
In the early 1960s, Dallas developer Raymond D. Nasher leased a 97-acre cotton field on the edge of town to build what would become the largest climate-controlled retail center in the world. While cows grazed across the street, NorthPark Center took shape as a work of art with clean, modern lines and open space to display the developer's fine art collection incorporated into the design. On July 22, 1965, NorthPark Center officially opened with four anchors - Neiman Marcus, Woolworths, Titche-Goettinger and the largest JCPenney store in the Southwest.
Since that day, NorthPark Center has defined retail in the Southwest. Today NorthPark is consistently ranked among the top five shopping destinations in the country and, with more than 26 million visitors annually, has been named the top attraction in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex by the Dallas Business Journal and as one of the "7 Retail Wonders of the Modern World" by Shopping Centers Today. NorthPark's present anchors - Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Macy's and Dillard's - consistently perform at the top of their respective brands in sales volume.
In 1995 Raymond D. Nasher sold his stake in NorthPark Center to his daughter, Nancy A. Nasher, and her husband, David J. Haemisegger, who continue a bold legacy. They completed a 1.2-million-square-foot, $250 million expansion in 2006, returning to Omniplan, the architectural firm that originally designed NorthPark Center, to shape the expansion. The result utilized the sensibilities of the original design and materials, including a million bricks specially made in NorthPark's signature white color.
Construction of first expansion of NorthPark Center October 1, 1973
NorthPark Center Art Show August 1, 1969
Back to School Fashion Show August 11, 1966
Construction of the Lord & Taylor wing west side of NorthPark Center, 1973
Holiday Decor 1972
Holiday Decor Neiman Marcus Court, 1970
Original construction of NorthPark Center November 11, 1964
Pecan Reindeer and Candy Santa 1970
Rally Days Dallas Cowboys Autograph Signing, September 8, 1966
Raymond and Patsy Nasher with President Gerald Ford April, 1976
Reflecting Pool west side main entrance to Neiman Marcus
Santa Arriving By Helicopter December, 1965
Sybil the Baby Elephant March 15, 1967
The Laliberte Fun and Games Exhibit October 11, 1965
Titche-Goettinger Mezzanine Opening Day, August 19, 1965