The Court of Birds



The charming Court of Birds, with its colorful pop-art cages, lush vegetation, and four-way concrete bridge, remains one of the most iconic features of Chris-Town history. Chico, a popular talking parrot, greeted shoppers with a cheery, "Welcome to Chris-Town," while Joe the mynah bird offered up a simple, "Hello, sweetheart." 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. Lee Optical is in the background at left and Holiday Shoes at right.