Posted October 15, 2019 12:03:28When the word “glendale” was first used to describe the Galleria Mall in California in 1877, it wasn’t a place to shop.
The mall was just one of a number of downtown buildings that served as a sort of warehouse, storage and warehouse district for the California Gold Rush, a boom in gold that helped turn the California desert into a major mining center.
The name came to signify something like a big, spacious, open space where the surrounding buildings were all laid out like a grid.
The concept of glendale is also a reference to the large glendale city of Glendale, California.
In fact, glendale, which is roughly 70 miles (100 kilometers) west of Los Angeles, is the second-largest city in California, after San Francisco.
It has a population of more than 6.4 million people.
But it’s not just about shopping: Glendale has been home to many art and cultural institutions since the 1950s, including a school for the blind and an art gallery, among others.
There is also plenty of history: The town of Glendora was originally a mining town in the early 1800s.
Today, the area is home to the University of California at Berkeley and the Santa Barbara County Museum of Art.