Crestwood Court, previously known as Crestwood Plaza, was the first major shopping mall to open in the St. Louis area back in 1957. It was such an important landmark for the city, that John F. Kennedy gave a speech in the mall's parking lot during his 1960 campaign. Crestwood was originally an open-air mall but it was enclosed in 1984.
During its last 15 years, Crestwood Court changed ownership twice but this didn't help with its decreasing number of visitors who probably prefered to visit newer open-air malls. Tenants started abandoning the mall and on September 2013, the last remaining store shut down. Since there Crestwood Court has remained completely vacant. Digital artist Dan Wampler visited the mall and took a series of fascinating photos.
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