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Florida Mid-Century Modern Retail Buildings (page 2)

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former Burdine's department store
Miami Beach, FL
The Burdine's department store chain was established in the 1880s. There is another surviving former Burdine's in Miami. Sunshine Fashions was the chain's trademark brand since 1929. This location opened in 1953. The Sunshine Fashions sign is original. In 2004, the store was renamed Burdines-Macy's. In 2005, the Burdines name was dropped and the sign was replaced with this Macy's sign. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Lincoln Road structures
Miami Beach, FL
1111 Lincoln Rd.
Miami Beach, FL
1035 Lincoln Rd.
Miami Beach, FL
These Lincoln Road structures were designed by Morris Lapidus and built from 1959-1960 when his design turned the street into a pedestrian mall. For more, see this website. [map]

The retail and parking building at 1111 Lincoln Rd. was built in 2006 with some mid-century modern-looking elements. It was designed Raymond Jungles and Herzog and de Meuron. For more, see this website. [map]

The retail building at 1035 Lincoln Rd. was built in 1925 in a Mediterranean Revival style. It has been remodeled several times. This mid-century modern style screen was installed in 2016. [map]

North Palm Beach:
Camera Shop [gone; remodeled] [map]

MLA Furniture [gone]
Orlando, FL
Comfort Furniture [gone]
Orlando, FL
I believe MLA Furniture moved to this building in 2009. This photo is from that year. Before that, Furnitureland USA had been here since the early 1980s. Another business must have been here before them. By 2011, the building was housing Orlando Office Furniture. In 2021, the building was completely remodeled and the central entrance feature was removed. Does anyone know the history of this building? [map]

The Comfort Furniture building was originally the Modernage Furniture store, built in 1962. In 2006, it was demolished for a bank and restaurant.

former Honda Motorcycle showroom [gone]
Orlando, FL
This former Honda Motorcycle showroom was built in 1964. The building housed Z Art Place when this photo was taken in 2005. Around 2009, the building was demolished.

former Bargain Barn [gone]
Orlando, FL
2005: 2009:
The Bargain Barn thrift store occupied this building in 2005. By 2009, the building had been repainted but was vacant. In 2013, the building housed a thrift store again but it was vacant again the following year. It was demolished around 2019. This building may have been a furniture store originally. Does anyone have more about it?

former Jiffy Food Store
Perry, FL
This former Jiffy Food Store was probably built in the 1960s. The building has been used as a used car dealership since at least 2008. [map]

former Donald-Roberts Co. Furniture
Sarasota, FL
The former Donald-Roberts Co. Furniture building was designed by Carl A. Vollmer and built in 1959. The building now houses the Sarasota Physicians Surgical Center. For more, see this website. [map]

UpTown Barber Bar
St. Petersburg, FL
I believe the UpTown Barber Bar building was built for Tipton's TV in the early 1960s. [map]

More St. Petersburg:
Bruce Watters Jewelers [gone]

former Sears, Roebuck & Co.
Tampa, FL
This former Sears, Roebuck & Co. store was designed by Weed, Russell and Johnson and built in 1957. I believe the bottom photo was originally the Sears Auto Center. In 1980, the buildings were adapted for the Hillsborough Technical College. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Tropical Cleaners
West Palm Beach, FL
The Tropical Cleaners building was built in 1967. [map]

retail stores
Winter Park, FL
This retail stores building was designed by Nils Schweizer and built in 1963. The building housed Schweizer's office. [map]

Florida Citrus Center
Yulee, FL
Florida Citrus Center
Jacksonville, FL
The Florida Citrus Center in Yulee is a former Stuckey's restaurant. This building is probably from the 1960s or 1970s. Stuckey's was founded in Eastman, GA in 1937. The chain grew rapidly and focused primarily on Georgia and Florida locations. At the company's peak, there were more than 350 locations. By the late 1970s, there were less than 75 left. However, the chain is rebounding today and has more than 200 locations in more than 19 states. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

I assume this Florida Citrus Center in Jacksonville is another repurposed building. Does anyone recognize what it was originally? [map]

The Publix Super Market chain was founded in 1930 and now has over 800 stores. In the 1950s, the chain began rapid expansion and developed the design which is preserved in the buildings I show here. The "Where Shopping is a Pleasure" motto is still used today. For more, see this website.

Publix Super Market
Miami Beach, FL
This Publix Super Market was built in 1962. The original design of the exterior is intact. [map]

Publix Super Market
Orlando, FL
This Publix Super Market opened in 1950. Much later, the building was torn down and rebuilt. The distinctive entrance "wings" are a recreation of the original. The freestanding sign in front of the store, however, is original and has been refurbished. [map]

former Publix Super Market
Pinecrest, FL
Publix Super Market [gone]
Miami Beach, FL
Publix Super Market
Lake Worth, FL
This former Publix Super Market was probably built in the 1950s. The building now houses a Milam's Market. [map]

This Publix Super Market on Collins Avenue had interesting original tile mosaics on the side of the building. The supermarket is still there but has been completely remodeled and the mosaics are gone.

This Publix Super Market in Lake Worth was built in 2011 with these retro wings. For more, see this website. [map]

Publix Super Market [gone]
Margate, FL
This former Publix Super Market was probably built in the 1950s. The building was vacant when these photos were taken in 2009 in pouring rain. It was demolished in 2010. For more, see this website.

There was another former location with a detail like these in St. Petersburg.

For Art Deco era Publix Super Market buildings, see this page.

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