Sunday, February 11, 2007

Cortez Plaza Shopping Center

Bradenton, Florida - 1959

In and around the beautiful Cortez Plaza Shopping Center in 1959, courtesy of The Library of Congress. Nice shots of the shopping center early in its life, with a cool view, especially, of the Belk-Lindsey store (1st photo), sitting behind the court pool as evening falls on a late-fifties Bradenton, Florida.

Mall history: 1950s - present
Current website: here
Current aerial view
Resource articles: 1, 2, 3
Previous entries: 1, 2


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those ceiling supports remind me of Apache Plaza in Minesota! Very Mod, looks like they might catch rain on the roof!

Sun Feb 11, 03:48:00 PM  
Blogger todd said...

SWANK!!! I can feel the cool breeze and smell the salt in the air..... those were the days.

Mon Feb 12, 12:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love those cool support beams!

Wed Feb 14, 08:28:00 PM  

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