The mall I went to in my childhood and teen years was called Lakeside Mall. I spent many days as a shopper there. My very first job was at D.H. Holmes department store in that very mall. It had many ghastly design elements like the horrors in the pictures at Malls of America.
I now avoid malls. I think it's because I am still traumatized by the tackiness I witnessed during the 60s and 70s.