The Victorian Treehouse has been demolished

Photo Credit: @_ellisonbay_, 2015 The abandoned structure known as the Honky Ranch Victorian Treehouse in Brooksville is well-known, being featured on hundreds of websites such as HuffPost, Buzzfeed, and CNN. The treehouse was built in the early-70s and was part of a larger complex and former nursery business. The 3-story miniature house included bedrooms, bathrooms and even a kitchen. After years of neglect, it was too far gone for any hope of it... Read More

East Everglades Antennae Remains

Photo Credit: Bullet, 2009 – At the end of a single lane road sat an empty shell. East Everglades Closures. The Tower Tract lies within #422. Access is via a single lane paved road east of SW 237th Ave. The road is currently gated. At the end of the road is the collapsing shell of a former building. There are walls but no roof. The area was once used to manage a large aerial tower that extended several hundred feet into the air. The tower was... Read More

Viking Motel

Photo Credit: Bullet, 2011 – The motel was designed to look Norwegian. Located on Hwy 192 in Kissimmee, the Viking Motel opened in 1992 during the height of tourism in the area. According to their website, they offered free wi-fi in all of their rooms, cable television with all the local channels and 3 HBO channels, and the rooms are cleaned daily with environmentally “green” cleansers. They eventually added a miniature golf course... Read More

Pleasant Ridge School

Photo Credit: Nancy Hopwood, 1968 – The original building included two classrooms and an auditorium before it was expanded in 1927. Established as the town of Woodley in 1890s, the name was changed to Quay in 1902 in honor of Senator Matthew S. Quay, who had introduced a Senate bill to widen and deepen the Intercoastal Waterway which the community thought would benefit them. By the 1920, the Florida land boom was in full effect and the name... Read More

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