Letter from Dorothy Barbour to Carolyn S. Cope (September 12, 1979)

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Title

Letter from Dorothy Barbour to Carolyn S. Cope (September 12, 1979)

Alternative Title

Letter from Barbour to Cope (September 12, 1979)

Subject

Orlando (Fla.)
Shopping malls--United States

Description

A letter from Dorothy Barbour to Carolyn S. Cope, whose first name is misspelled in the letter. In the letter, Barbour requests land information connected to the planned site for the Florida Mall in Orlando, Florida. Cope was a real estate broker for Two XI, Inc., located in Coconut Grove in Miami, Florida. 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.

Creator

Barbour, Dorothy

Source

Original 1-page typed letter from Dorothy Barbour to Carolyn S. Cope, September 12, 1979: Pine Castle Historical Society, Pine Castle, Florida.

Date Created

1979-09-19

Contributor

Lake, Harriett

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original typed letter from Dorothy Barbour to Carolyn S. Cope, September 12, 1979.

Is Part Of

Orlando Collection, Orange County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Is Referenced By

"Letter from Carolyn S. Cope to Dorothy Barbour (September 19, 1979)." RICHES of Central Florida. https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/omeka/items/show/7095.

Format

image/jpg

Medium

1-page typed letter

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Coconut Grove, Miami, Florida
The Florida Mall, Orlando, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Dorothy Barbour.

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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