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Miami Marine Stadium
Miami, FL
The Miami Marine Stadium was built in 1963 as the Ralph Munroe Marine Stadium. It was designed by Hilario Candela. The structure was used to host powerboat events. Later, a floating stage was built so that it could host boxing matches, concerts, and religious services. After Hurricane Andrew in 1992, the structure was declared unsafe. It has been abandoned since then. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

staircase structure
Miami, FL
parking garage
Miami, FL
Rotunda
Miami Beach, FL
The staircase structure is one of two on opposite ends of the Toledo Center strip mall. The stairs lead to businesses on the second floor. I believe the strip mall was built in 1975. [map]

This parking garage was built in 1945. The sign is probably modern or remodeled. [map]

The Rotunda was designed by A. Herbert Mathes and built in 1962. It is located in Collins Park and was originally used as an auditorium for the Miami Beach Library. The building has been vacant since 2009. There has been talk since then of using the building as a cafe or art exhibit space. The relief sculptures depicting "The Story of Man" were made by Albert Vrana from cast-sand concrete. [map]

More Miami:
Fly's Eye Dome
Voyager Motel: 1, 2 [vintage; gone]

Sunshine State Arch
Miami Gardens, FL
The Sunshine State Arch was designed by designed by Walter C. Harry and built in 1964. It was inspired by the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, MO which was built from 1963-1967. [map]

North Fort Myers:
River's Edge Mobile Home Park

Cyclorama
North Port, FL
The Cyclorama was designed by Jack West and built in 1959. The interior features a 360-degree mural depicting the life of Ponce de Leon and his discovery of the Fountain of Youth. The mural was created by Don Putman. The painting is accented with sculptural elements which create a 3-D effect. The Cyclorama closed in the 1970s and has been vacant since then. It is currently being used for storage. The mural on the outside of the building was not original. For more, see this website. This building is just up the road from the Warm Mineral Springs Motel. [map]

abandoned building
North Port, FL
This abandoned building was built in 1960. It is located just north of the Warm Mineral Springs Motel. It is not known what it housed originally. It has been vacant for many years. [map]

former Welcome Center
Ochopee, FL
This former Welcome Center, shown on the left above, was built around 1966. The building has been remodeled. It has been reroofed and siding added. There were originally projections from the top of the pyramid-shaped building. The building housed the Everglades Information Center and Chamber of Commerce in recent years. However, it appears to be vacant now. The building on the right above is located next door. It looks like it might have been a restaurant or used as additional office space. It housed a sheriffs' substation in the 1990s and early 2000s but it appears to be vacant now. Does anyone know its history? For more, see this website. [map]

Orlando Public Library
Orlando, FL
The Orlando Public Library was designed by John Johansen and built in 1966. In the late 1970s, Duane Stark of Schweizer Associates began designing an addition to the building. It was completed in 1986. For more, see this website. [map]

Pensacola Public Library [gone]
Pensacola, FL
The Pensacola Public Library was built in 1957. An addition was made to the building in 1967. However, these photos from 2010 show details from 1957. In 2014, the library was completely remodeled or rebuilt and these details have been lost.

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