Capital Hill Mall
Helena's First Mall Opened in 1965


Independent Record tabloid section, Feb. 28 1965.

 

The design of the first Capital Hill Shopping Center sign was pure 1965.

 

"The Exciting Ease of Ready Access"
1965 Newspaper Ad



Mall Directory, 1965



Capital Hill Shopping Center store guide, Feb. 28 1965
1. Hennessy's Store 7. Hal Wheat Real Estate and Insurance 13. Beneficial Finance 19. Mildred-Hazel Shop
2. Hennessy's Beauty Shop 8. Trethewey's Music Box 14. Knox Flowers
(later Tony's Lounge)
20. Jorud's Hallmark Shop
3. Three Sisters 9. Super Save Drug Center 15. The Penland Company 21. Leaf Lingerie
4. K-G Men's Store 10. Capital Hill Barber Shop 16. Albertson's Food Center 22. Zale's Jewelry
5. A-B-C Kiddies Shop 11. Service Cleaners 17. Western Auto Supply 23. 4-B's Cafeteria
6. Gamer's Shoes 12. Dr. L. L. Schneider, Dentist 18. Four Seasons Shop

24. Schiff Shoes & Al Svingen Insurance



Capital Hill Mall, 1976


COURTESY OF JOHN and ROSIE CROCKER



Capital Hill Mall Interior, circa 1980


PHOTO BY KENNON BAIRD

The Mall has seen several additions and a long parade of retailers over the years. Hennessy's and the 4-B's Cafeteria and were still operating when this photo was taken...

1971 newspaper ad.



Mall Entrance to Hennessey's, 1984


PHOTO PROVIDED TO THE INDEPENDENT RECORD BY CAPITAL HILL MALL, 2/27/2010

Hennessy’s became Dillard’s when that company bought Hennessy's parent company, Mercantile Stores Co. Inc., in 1998. Dillard's announced the closing of the Capital Hill Mall store in February of 2010. As of 2011, there are many vacant spaces in the mall, and its future is uncertain...


Mall Entrance to Hennessey's / Dillard's, September 2011




Vacant Stores in Capital Hill Mall, September 2011