The Court of Birds

 

 

Chico, a popular talking parrot, greeted shoppers with a cheery, "Welcome to Chris-Town."

The intersection of Woolworth's and Wards in the background formed the southwest corner of the mall.

 

 

Early promotional photo. There were originally ten cages and sixty-four birds in the COB.

 

 

View from Woolworth's, 1961. Note the Bowen Roadrunner in foreground.