Cloverland Shopping Center 1

Cloverdale Shopping Center

on South Court, ancient and decrepit –but still vibrant. It was the centerpiece of Folmar & Flinn’s vast Cloverland Housing development of the late 1940s –a stunning achievement for that era. Of course, the sidewalk covers were added later. The TruValue hardware store you see was the Cloverland Grocery anchor store back in 1952 when, as a bachelor, I lived in the upscale Prado Apartments ten blocks back up Court, and did all my food shopping here. And, would you believe it, the small dish tower rising above the store belongs to WSFA-TV, whose sprawling studios are right behind this center at the foot of Perry Street.

-Charles Humphries

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