Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: A Midcentury Shopping Icon Makes Way For the Future

For months, the local papers watched breathlessly as a shopping center of unprecedented proportions rose on the outskirts of Detroit. When Northland Center finally opened in March 1954, they could hardly contain themselves.

β€œThe size of such a mammoth group of stores as Northland Center is often hard for the layman to visualize,” marveled the Detroit Free Press, which added helpfully that the 9 million pounds of steel that would go into the structure represented the equivalent of β€œ4,000 autos,” w…