Sunday, June 18, 2006

Cortez Plaza

Bradenton, Florida - circa 1960

Nice aerial view of Cortez Plaza Mall. I'm currently researching this one. Don't know a lot about it yet.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Left anchor is a vintage Publix Super Market.

Sun Jun 18, 10:36:00 PM  
Blogger mega said...

is this the same location as the present Cortez mall in bradenton
Just curious because I saw the movie car wash when it opened there

Mon Jun 19, 05:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This mall was razed in the late 80's and rebuilt in a typical strip mall format with a Publix, Montgomery Ward, and Circuit City. The Montgomery Ward is now a Burlington Coat Factory. The orange grove in the upper left corner of the picture is now the Desoto Square Mall.

Fri Jul 21, 10:46:00 PM  
Anonymous JoelBav said...

Check the Gottscho-Schleisner Collection at the Library of Congress for B&W pics of Cortez Plaza in it's grand heyday. If it's not against policies at this website, I'll include a link to one of the pics:

My mother use to work at Gordon's Jeweler's, which had terrific "neon and steel" signage. The place was full of character and a center of attraction for years! :)

Mon Oct 08, 11:53:00 PM  
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Anonymous melsteverson said...

This place also had a Walgreens and Belk-Lindseys in 1965 when I moved to Bradenton. And a place called Jarvis Shops for women.

Sat Aug 06, 10:20:00 PM  

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