Florida Mall Site Plan Aerial
Florida Mall Site Plan
Shopping malls--United States
The proposed site location for the Florida Mall in Orlando, Florida, around 1979. These photographs have been annotated to show major highways and other areas of interest. The mall was designed and constructed by the Edward J. DeBartolo Corporation, founded by Edward J. DeBartolo, Sr. (1909-1994) in 1944. Edward J. DeBartolo Jr. (b. 1946) joined his father's business and together they became known as the "kings of the shopping mall." By the late 1980s, the DeBartolo Corporation had constructed 51 shopping malls, including 21 in Florida. The Florida Mall, located on the corner of Sand Lake Road and Orange Blossom Trail, was designed to appeal to Central Florida's large tourist economy and opened in March of 1986. Originally, the mall sat on 250 acres, contained over 1.3 million square feet of shopping space, and featured over 160 stores.
Photocopy of original 8.5 x 11 inch black and white photographs: Pine Castle Historical Society, Pine Castle, Florida.
Is Format Of
Digital reproduction of photocopied 8.5 x11 inch black and white photograph.
Is Part Of
Orlando Collection, Orange County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
8.5 x11 inch black and white photograph
The Florida Mall, Orlando, Florida
Sky Lake Project
Crawford, Selwyn. "Edward J. DeBartolo Sr. bristles at even the slightest….'" The Orlando Sentinel, June 15, 1986. http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/1986-06-15/business/0230120196_1_DeBartolo-shopping-malls-mall-in-south.