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This is a good Daily Progress article for a history of the Mall.
<ref>Yellig, John. "Downtown Mall: Charlottesville’s public square." Charlottesville Daily Progress. Charlottesville Daily Progress, 25 June 2006. Web. 17 June 2009. <http://www.dailyprogress.com/cdp/news/local/article/downtown_mall_charlottesvilles_public_square/6639/>.</ref>. --Seantubbs 23:07, 17 June 2009 (EDT)
1948 building demolition
[http://search.lib.virginia.edu/catalog/uva-lib:2791768/view#openLayer/uva-lib:2791771/5165/1942/3/1/1 April 8, 1948 article about a building about to be demolished)