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Plaza Hotel | Photo © 2022 Dee Adams, @dvision4

Plaza Hotel

The Plaza Hotel The Plaza Hotel, also known as the Plaza Building, is a historic hotel and residence located in downtown Jacksonville. The Plaza Hotel was constructed in 1903 on a lot that previously...

Norman Brothers Produce | Photo by Sergio Alejandro, www.sergioisevil.co

Norman Brothers Produce

The history of the Norman Brothers Produce dates back more than a half-century with brothers William “Billy” and L. J. Norman who owned the adjacent farmland. In 1974, they opened a small...

Suwannee Springs | Photo © 2021 Bullet, www.abandonedfl.com

Suwannee Springs

The first Suwannee Springs Hotel. Memories of Suwannee Springs Florida Suwannee Springs is the site of natural springs and was a historic mineral spring tourist attraction and hotel in Suwannee...

Grand Bay Hotel

Grand Bay Hotel

Located along Bayshore Drive in Coconut Grove, the Grand Bay Hotel resembled a Mesoamerican step-pyramid with traditional European touches and a tropical flair with bougainvillea hanging from the...

Orlando Sun Resort | Photo © 2021 James Gilliland

Orlando Sun Resort

Inside the Orlando Sun Resort on Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy. Photo courtesy of James Gilliland The Orlando Sun Resort and Convention Center first opened in 1972 as the Hyatt Orlando Resort. The resort...

777 International Mall | Photo © 2016 Bullet, www.abandonedfl.com

777 International Mall

The Miami Theatre, c. 1947 Located between such historic structures such as the Shoreland Arcade and the Alfred I. Dupont Building, one wouldn’t think that a dilapidated shopping mall was...

Thunderbird Motor Hotel | Photo © 2020 Bullet, www.abandonedfl.com

Thunderbird Motor Hotel

History of the Thunderbird Motor Hotel The Thunderbird Motor Hotel opened in 1959 in Arlington, once a growing residential and commercial suburb for the downtown business executives of Jacksonville...

(NOT) GI Joe Motel | Photo © 2020 Bullet, www.abandonedfl.com

(Not) GI Joe Motel

When I first wrote this article, I was informed that this building used to be the GI Joe Motel, a 10-unit motel located on U.S. 1 in St. Augustine, and the site of an unsolved murder. In actuality...

Surfside Hotel | Photo © 2011 Bullet, www.abandonedfl.com

Surfside Hotel

Located in Daytona Beach, the Surfside Hotel was built in 1974 and owned by Bray & Gillespie Inc., a Daytona Beach real-estate company that at one time owned dozens of beachside hotels, including...

BB Ann's Country Kitchen | Photo © 2019 Bullet, www.abandonedfl.com

BB Ann’s Country Kitchen

A gift shop and gas station was located just past the former BB Ann’s Country Kitchen Located in White Springs off of I-75, BB Ann’s Country Kitchen, Pub and Arcade was constructed in...

White House Inn | Photo © 2015 Bullet, www.abandonedfl.com

White House Inn

One of the motel’s higher end suites which was used extensively in their marketing. The White House Inn, also known as White House Inn on the Bay, was a motel located in North Miami, built in...

Kenilworth Lodge | Photo © Sergio Alejandro, www.sergioisevil.co

Kenilworth Lodge

The Town of Sebring The Kenilworth Lodge is a historic hotel built by George Eugene Sebring in the town of Sebring, Florida, and was added to the National Register of Historic Places on June 15, 2000...

Dr. Beal's Shell Museum | Photo © 2020 Bullet, www.abandonedfl.com

Dr. Beal’s Shell Museum

Dr. James Hartley Beal As described on the historic marker outside Dr. Beal’s former residence and shell museum, Dr. James Hartley Beal was an influential pharmacist, chemist, lawyer, educator...

Deauville Beach Resort | Photo © 2017 Bullet, www.abandonedfl.com

Deauville Beach Resort

The Deauville The original hotel was constructed in 1926 by Joe Elsener, a real estate investor and one of Carl Fisher’s top salesmen. The Deauville Casino was a luxurious casino and beach club...

Burdines Department Store | Photo by sergioisevil

Burdines Department Store

  Roddey Burdine, founder of Burdines Burdines was a department store chain operating in Florida with its flagship store located in downtown Miami. Its origin dates back to 1897 when Henry Payne and...

Desert Inn | Photo © 2019 Bullet, www.abandonedfl.com

Desert Inn

Jackass Crossing The Desert Inn dates back to the 1800s when it was just a small depot and trading post for local cowboys and lumberjacks. The current building was built in 1898. At the time, there...

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