Florida Mid-Century Modern Retail Buildings (page 1)

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Terry's Country Store
Atlantic Beach, FL
The Terry's Country Store grocery store building was built in 1967. I don't know if Terry's was the original tenant. [map]

former Comfort Furniture [gone]
Cocoa, FL
The Comfort Furniture building was built in 1963. I believe it housed Vanguard Furniture in the 1970s. The store closed around 2011 and the building had been vacant since then. It was demolished in 2022.

Haverty's Furniture
Cocoa, FL
This Haverty's Furniture store was built in 1966. [map]

former Food Fair
Delray Beach, FL
This Food Fair supermarket was built in the 1950s and was located in the Delray Shopping Center. The building now houses an Advance Auto Parts store. For more, see this website. [map]

Delray Beach, FL
This Goodwill thrift store was built in 1960. I believe the building originally housed a Cater's Furniture store. [map]

Miami Carpet & Tile
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Ferguson Bath & Kitchen Gallery
Fort Lauderdale, FL
This Miami Carpet & Tile occupies this rock-faced round building which was built in 1961. It was built for the Miami Rug Co. I'm told the building was designed by Seymour Drexler. The building now houses Habitus Furniture. [map]

The Ferguson Bath & Kitchen Gallery building originally housed the Castro Convertibles furniture store. It was designed by Charles McKirahan and built from 1953-1954. For more, see this website. [map]

Bolender Building
Fort Lauderdale, FL
This Bolender Building was designed by Charles F. McKirahan and housed his office. It was built in 1954. This building is located at one end of Times Square Plaza (see below). For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Times Square Plaza
Fort Lauderdale, FL
These buildings are part of the Times Square Plaza complex which was designed by Charles F. McKirahan and built around 1954. The building on the right was remodeled in 2017. The original brick breezeblock on the second floor was removed then. [map]

shopping center
Gainesville, FL
This shopping center was built in 1962. I don't know what this corner building housed originally. Central Florida Office Supply moved into the building in 1981. The store closed in 2014. The building housed Career Source for a few years after that. The space is vacant now. [map]

former Buning the Florist [gone]
Hollywood, FL
2005: 2009:
former Buning the Florist
Miami, FL
former Buning the Florist
Miami Gardens, FL
former Buning the Florist
Plantation, FL
This former Buning the Florist building in Hollywood had been vacant for many years. By 2013, the building was gone.

The former Buning the Florist in Miami shown above was the company's second location, built in 1972. Since at least 2008, the building has housed adult stores. It now houses Miami's Vice. [map]

The former Buning the Florist in Miami Gardens was built in 1972. The building houses the Pleasure Emporium, an adult store. [map]

The former Buning the Florist in Plantation now houses a pawn shop. [map]

There was another location, possibly the original, in Fort Lauderdale, FL in the 1960s. I believe there were more than 30 locations in the chain, all located in Florida. I don't know if they all looked like this. If you know of any other buildings that still exist, I'd love to hear from you.

Meadows strip mall

former Family Food Mart
Kissimmee, FL
Eau Gallie Ace Hardware
Melbourne, FL
The Family Food Mart was built in 1961. Since 2021, the building has housed the Zaza Smoke Shop. For more, see this website. [map]

The Eau Gallie Ace Hardware store opened in 1959 in Eau Gallie, FL as Eau Gallie Hardware. In 1965, the business moved to this location. I assume that this building was built then. It joined the Ace Hardware chain in 1972. [map]

777 International Mall
Miami, FL
2005: 2021:
The 777 International Mall building originally housed the Miami Theatre which was built in 1947. The theatre closed around 1978. The building was converted into an indoor shopping center and the facade was changed at that time. By 2011, the facade was remodeled to look like original theatre. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

KMP Furniture
Miami, FL
The KMP Furniture building was built in 1951 as the Hooper House of Miami furniture store. [map]

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