1975: Lincoln Heights Village shopping center, Douglas & Oliver. This 32,000-square-foot strip mall, Wichita's first, was constructed in 1949 -- and continues to serve near-East Wichitans six decades later. Visible stores in the above left photo include Parker's Finer Foods, Gessler's Drugs, Sudi's Grill, Welch's Cleaners and Mueller's Flowers. Today's tenants include Watermark Books, the Heads Village Shoe Store and Jeannie's Cafe.