Giant Oranges (page 2)

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Mammoth Orange
Redfield, AR


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]

Eli's Orange World
Kissimmee, FL
Orange Ring [gone]
Haines City, 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 Orange Ring was a huge fruit and souvenir stand. I suspect that the building was built in the 1950s/1960s. I don't believe it ever had a dome-shaped roof like Eli's Orange World. This photo is from 2005. The store closed in 2015. In 2016, the building was demolished. For more, see this website.

Giant Orange
Melbourne, 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. It's possible that the Orange that is there today might be one of them.

Giant Orange
Mount Dora, FL (now Umatilla, FL)


This Orange was built in 1973 and installed in Mount Dora. 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. In 2014, the Orange was moved to Umatilla, FL. In 2015, it was completely restored and put on display at Sunsational Citrus. In 2019, the business moved to a much larger property and was renamed Sunsational Farms. The Orange was brought along and repainted again. [map]

juice stand [gone]
Miami, FL
juice stand [gone]
Miami, FL
juice stand [gone]
Fort Pierce, FL
Big Orange
Dania Beach, FL
The first juice stand in Miami shown above was located in front of the Vagabond Market which was formerly the Vagabond Motel. These photos are from 2009. By 2012, the orange was gone. The orange appeared to be a modern construction. It may have been produced by FAST Fiberglass.

The second juice stand on a trailer was installed at Gramps bar around 2019. I don't think it's the same one that was at the Vagabond. This one does not have the leaves on top. Around 2022, it was painted like a beach ball. By 2023, it was gone.

The juice stand in Fort Pierce was located at the Boudrias Groves gift shop. It was installed around 2020. The business was put up for sale and the Orange was gone by 2023.

The Big Orange has been located at Alex's Flamingo Groves & Gift Shop since at least 2011. [map]

Giant Oranges
Davie, FL
These Giant Orange on the left has been located at Bob Roth's New River Groves since at least 2007. The mobile Orange has been there since at least the 1970s. It was painted to read "visit Davie" originally. Later, it was painted to read "Florida". It was painted again around 2016 to read "Davie". It is still driven around for special events. Around 2022, it was painted again and no longer reads "Davie." For more, see this website. [map]

Giant Orange
Fillmore, CA
Orange Slices
Bonita Springs, FL
Giant Orange
Starke, FL
The Giant Orange in Fillmore is another hinged, juice stand type like those above. It is located at Francisco's Fruit Stand. It was installed here around 2018. [map]

The Orange Slices sculpture was built by Craig Berube-Gray in 2015 and installed in Riverside Park. It is entitled "Slices of Heaven". [map]

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

Giant Orange
Minneola, FL
Giant Oranges
Orange, TX
This Giant Orange in Minneola is located at the Orange Motel. The motel was built in 1957 and this Orange might have been installed then. It originally had a light on top. For more, see this website. [map]

These concrete Giant Oranges in Orange, TX are about three feet tall. More than 100 were installed in Orange County in 2019 for the "Orange Grove" project. They were painted to reflect the business in front of which they are located. These three are located at the Trinity Baptist Church, MyEyeDr., and Spanky's Bar & Grill. For more, see this website.

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 Oranges:
Orange (Banta, CA) [vintage; gone]
juice stand (Turlock, CA) [vintage; gone]
Dome Restaurant (Bonita Springs, FL) [vintage; gone]
Frank's Fresh Fruit (Miami, FL)
Orange Julep (Plattsburgh, NY) [vintage; gone]