Sunday, June 04, 2006

Colonial Plaza

Orlando, Florida - 1960's

Mall history: 1955 - 1995
Previous entries: 1, 2


Blogger BIGMallrat said...

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Sun Jun 04, 11:02:00 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

The colored lights in the fountain is a nice touch. Great shot!

Sun Jun 04, 01:38:00 PM  
Anonymous didi said...

So simple yet so elegant and creative.

Sun Jun 04, 04:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This was not the cool mall to go to when I was a kid, this was the mall for old people. There was a store called Rutlands that took up half the mall and sold mens clothing, boring mens clothing. Rutlands was where you went to buy Grand Slam and Izod golf shirts long before they were hip and going for $80. They tore it down but not sure what replaced it. Anyone know?

Sun Jun 04, 04:52:00 PM  
Blogger Cora said...

The old people's mall thing definitely fits. At any rate, I don't see a single person under 50 in that shot. They're all white, too.

Sun Jun 04, 06:35:00 PM  
Blogger Steven Swain said...

It kind of reminds me of Crossroads Mall in Roanoke Va, but the clerstories are on both sides in this mall, and the colonial coach lamps are a neat touch.

Notice that the floor grid is scaled to match the window grid...

Tue Jun 06, 10:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes cora you are right, no one under 50 thats for sure. There was an awesome retro 50's diner behind this place called Ronnies that also bit the dust but lots of postcards of it on Ebay. Another tidbit, this was Orlandos first shopping mall.

Fri Jun 09, 08:47:00 AM  
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