Strawn Citrus Packing House District

Photo Credit: State Archives of Florida; Florida Memory, 1930s – The packing is known for it’s distinctive saw tooth roof. In the late-1800s, the expansion of the railway system into southern Florida opened up the area to new industry and expanded potential business opportunities. Florida was promoted as a paradise on earth, where the “climate cured all aliments and the soil produced wealth with little effort”. The emerging citrus industry helped in the... Read More