Florida Mall Site Plan Aerial

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Title

Florida Mall Site Plan Aerial

Alternative Title

Florida Mall Site Plan

Subject

Orlando (Fla.)
Shopping malls--United States

Description

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.

Source

Photocopy of original 8.5 x 11 inch black and white photographs: Pine Castle Historical Society, Pine Castle, Florida.

Date Created

ca. 1979

Contributor

Lake, Harriett

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.

Format

image/jpg

Medium

8.5 x11 inch black and white photograph

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

The Florida Mall, Orlando, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Geography Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by the Pine Castle Historical Society and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Sky Lake Project

Curator

Barnes, Mark

Digital Collection

Source Repository

External Reference

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.

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