Receipt from the Edward J. DeBartolo Corporation for Bob Lancaster (April 7, 1982)
Receipt from DeBartolo Corp. to Lancaster
Shopping malls--United States
A receipt for an order of prints and site plans sent to Bob Lancaster from David Handel of the Edward J. DeBartolo Corporation. The receipt includes handwritten notes regarding other parcels near the planned site for the Florida Mall site, including the square foot price of individual parcels. 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.
Handel, David L.
Original 1-page receipt: Pine Castle Historical Society, Pine Castle, Florida.
Is Format Of
Digital reproduction of original 1-page receipt.
Is Part Of
Orlando Collection, Orange County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
The Florida Mall, Orlando, Florida,
Originally created by David L. Handel.
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.