Florida Mall Total Development Plan, 1981
Florida Mall Development Plan
Shopping malls-- United States
An architectural development plan showing the Florida Mall, along with the surrounding parcels of real estate, drawn in 1981. The Florida 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. This report gives an overview of the Florida Mall's perspective place in the Central Florida retail market.
Original 37.5 x 25 inch architectural drawing, December 16, 1981: Pine Castle Historical Society, Pine Castle, Florida.
J. C. P. Realty, Inc.
Is Format Of
Digital reproduction of original 37.5 x 25 inch architectural drawing, December 16, 1981.
Is Part Of
Orlando Collection, Orange County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
37.5 x 25 inch architectural drawing
Florida Mall, Orlando, Florida
Originally published by the Edward J. DeBartolo Corporation and J. C. P. Realty, Inc.
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.