Florida Art Deco & Streamline Moderne Buildings (page 1)

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Chapman High School Auditorium
Apalachicola, FL
Chapman High School Auditorium was designed by E. R. James and built from 1931-1934. In the 1970s, the high school moved to a new building. This building was renovated for use by the Franklin County School Board. I believe it is still used for live performances. For more, see this website. [map]

Hernando Park Bandshell
Brooksville, FL
Municipal Building
Coral Gables, FL
The Hernando Park Bandshell appears to have been built in the 1930s. [map]

The Municipal Building which housed the police and fire station was built from 1938-1939. It designed by Phineas Paist and Harold Steward. The figures were sculpted by Joan Keller. The fire and police departments moved to a new building in 1975. This building was used as city offices until 2010 when it began housing the Coral Gables Museum. [map]

Streamline Hotel
Daytona Beach, FL
Franklin Shops
Fort Myers, FL
The Streamline Hotel was designed by Alan J. MacDonough and built in 1940. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Franklin Shops building was built in 1937 for the Franklin Hardware Store. The store closed in the 1960s and became a thrift store after that. The building is faced with black vitrolite tile and glass block. [map]

NisAir Air Conditioning and Heating
Fort Pierce, FL
The NisAir Air Conditioning and Heating building was built in 1949. NisAir was founded in 1973. I don't know what this building housed originally. [map]

Marlin Apartments
Hollywood, FL
The Marlin Apartments were built in 1942. The complex is now known as the Marlin Beachside, and aparment hotel. For more, see this website. [map]

Twin Towers Apartments
Hollywood, FL
The Twin Towers Apartments were built in 1947. It is now a hotel known as the Walkabout Beach Resort. For more, see this website. [map]

former Carter's Park & King Pharmacy
Jacksonville, FL


The name Carter's Park & King Pharmacy referred to the intersection of Park and King Streets where this building is located. This building was constructed in 1942 for the Lane Drug Company, a local chain with about 12 locations. Carter's had been here since at least the 1950s. Since at least 2012, the building has housed a few restaurants. It now houses the Don Eduardo Cocina Mexicana restaurant. [map]

Central Fire Station
Jacksonville, FL
The Central Fire Station is a 1944 remodeling of a 1901 building. It was decommissioned in 1985 and is now used as a residence. [map]

former Lovett's Food Store
Jacksonville, FL
2010: 2021:
This former Lovett's Food Store was built around 1947. Later, it became a Winn-Lovett's Food Store and a Winn-Dixie Supermarket after that. The building was housing the Adel Supermarket in 2010. It is now vacant. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Trophy Center Building

American Red Cross Volunteer Life Saving Corps Station
Jacksonville Beach, FL
This American Red Cross Volunteer Life Saving Corps Station was designed by Jefferson Davis Powell and built in 1947. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. For more, see this website. [map]

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Clune Building
Miami Springs, FL
2005: 2020:
The Clune Building, aka the Stadnik Building, was built in 1925 in a Pueblo Deco style. It originally housed office space for civil engineer Daniel Clune, who developed Country Club Estates, Hialeah, and Opa-Locka. In 1946, the building was purchased by John Stadnik who turned it into a Rexall Drug. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 2001, an electrical fire caused extensive smoke and water damage to the first floor of the building. The drug store facade signs were removed by 2007. The building now houses Paco's Way Restaurant. For more, see this website. [map]

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