Letter from Dorothy Barbour to Carolyn S. Cope (September 12, 1979)
Letter from Barbour to Cope (September 12, 1979)
Shopping malls--United States
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.
Original 1-page typed letter from Dorothy Barbour to Carolyn S. Cope, September 12, 1979: Pine Castle Historical Society, Pine Castle, Florida.
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.
1-page typed letter
Coconut Grove, Miami, Florida
The Florida Mall, Orlando, Florida
Originally created by Dorothy Barbour.
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.