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Giant Oranges (page 2)

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Mammoth Orange
Redfield, AR

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2008:

The Mammoth Orange, aka the Orange Cafe, was built in 1965 with additions to the side coming later. It was inspired by the Mammoth Orange in Fairmead, CA. The owner, Earnestine Bradshaw, used to work at that stand. The Redfield stand features burgers, other fast food, and ice cream. The stand used to sell fresh-squeezed orange juice but it got too expensive. From 2004-2005, the roof was repaired and the building was repainted. [map]

Giant Orange
Melbourne, FL
Giant Orange
Mount Dora, FL (now Umatilla, FL)
The Orange in Melbourne was built in 1967, made of concrete and steel, and is 15 feet in diameter. It was used for a few years as an orange juice stand for tourists, manned by the Eau Gallie Chamber of Commerce. For more, see this website. [map]

According to another source, there were two Giant Oranges in Melbourne that were used as juice or fruit stands. They were built in 1933 and were 14 feet in diameter. There is the possibility that the Orange that is there today might be one of them.

The Orange in Mount Dora was built in 1973. It is 14 feet in diameter and made of concrete. The Orange was originally used a fruit stand but had been vacant since 1984. It stood pretty far back from the road next to McNamara's Antiques. This photo was taken in 2009. This Orange was moved to Umatilla, FL in 2014. In 2015, it was completely restored and is now on display at Sunsational Citrus. [map]

Eli's Orange World
Kissimmee, FL
juice stand [gone]
Miami, FL

Eli's Orange World is the world's largest orange. The fiberglass-domed building was constructed in 1973 and is 92 feet wide and 60 feet tall. It has a huge selection of fruit and souvenirs. Orange World appeared in the 1996 movie "Marvin's Room". The main characters are driving and make a turn to the beach just behind Orange World. In reality, Kissimmee is nowhere near the ocean. Until the mid-1980s, there were orange groves behind Orange World. Property values have since skyrocketed due to not-so-faraway Disney World and Universal Studios. [map]

The Miami juice stand was located in front of the Vagabond Market which was formerly the Vagabond Motel. This photo is from 2009. By 2012, the orange was gone. The motel has since been renovated as the Vagabond Hotel. The orange appeared to be a modern construction. It may have been produced by FAST.

Orange Ring [gone]
Haines City, FL
Giant Orange
Starke, FL

The Orange Ring was a huge fruit and souvenir stand. I suspect that the building was built in the 1950s/1960s. I don't know if it ever had an orange dome roof like Eli's Orange World described above. This area has seen its share of hurricanes so it's possible, if it had one, it blew off. The store closed in 2015. In 2016, the building was demolished.

The Starke Orange is a converted giant golf ball. It has been in front of Kings Kountry Produce since around 2007. [map]

Restaurant Chez Dan
Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC
Gibeau Orange Julep
Montréal, QC

Restaurant Chez Dan might have been inspired by Montreal's Orange Julep stand. I'd love to know the history of this place. [map]

The Gibeau Orange Julep, also known as the Big Orange, was built by Hermas Gibeau in 1942. That building looked like this in the 1950s. The structure was rebuilt in the mid-1960s when the road was widened. This larger, fiberglass orange is 40 feet in diameter. The Orange Julep drink is similar to that produced by Orange Julius. Both companies developed their own foamy orange drinks in the 1920s. It is not clear which came first. Another company in the U.S. preceded them both: Howel's Orange Julep was developed in 1912. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Orange Julep [gone]
Montréal, QC

This is the original Gibeau Orange Julep location. It opened around 1932. These photos are from 2009. The restaurant closed in 2010 and the signs were removed. By 2012, the building was demolished. For more, see this website.

There was a third Orange Julep location in Laval, QC which was shaped like an orange. While a restaurant was built over part of the orange, it was still visible until 2015 when the building was demolished. A fourth orange-shaped location in Sainte-Catherine, QC was demolished in 2007.

More Giant Orange Buildings:
Giant Orange (Banta, CA) [vintage; gone]
juice stand (Turlock, CA) [vintage; gone]
various orange stands: 1, 2 [various cities, CA]
Dome Restaurant (Bonita Springs, FL) [vintage; gone]
The Big Orange (Dania Beach, FL)
Orange Julep (Plattsburgh, NY) [vintage; gone]
various orange stands in the U.S.
Orange Bar (Croatia)

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