Winter Park Mall
Winter Park, Florida - 1966
This venerable old shopping mall hit on some very hard financial times in the '80s, and was completely overhauled and redeveloped, beginning in 1997, and has since been transformed into the, Winter Park Village Marketplace, an outdoor open-air lifestyle/market complex, complete with loft apartments, stores, restaurants, hotels, and more. So, alas, the Winter Park "mall" is no more (including that incredible fountain). Long live the real WINTER PARK MALL!
Winter Park, Florida - late '50s(?)
Now prepare to have your breath taken away by this stunning shot of the towering Winter Park fountain! Since even the source had no exact date for this photo, I'm gonna guess this picture of two businessmen (or developers?) looking at a mall directory map, was probably taken around the time the mall opened, which I believe was around 1959 or so. Just an amazing photograph!
Mall history: 1950's - late '90s
Current website: here
Previous entries: 1, 2
[images © & courtesy of: State Library and Archives of Florida]