When Lakeside Shopping Center opened in 1960 it touted its stores as being “all under
one roof” but the center court was open to the elements. It was enclosed and air-conditioned in 1968. In 1966 Holmes
enlarged its Lakeside location but was still proud in 1975 to announce that its suburban stores in Metairie and on the West
Bank were located in enclosed air-conditioned malls.
(Courtesy of the Louisiana Digital Library.)