In 1966, Pontiac born real estate developer Alfred Taubman began his quest to build a large-scale shopping mall in the downtown district of the city. Several area businessmen including Davidson opposed the mall plan and organized an effort to successfully defeat it. Later,the Federal Government ordered the city to 'cease and desist' in it's impractical mall plan. Below, Taubman acknowledges defeat of his downtown Pontiac mall plan.
Copies of articles from the Pontiac Press - Sept. 28 and Oct. 18, 1967