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Cypress Gardens | Photo © Nomeus, www.flurbex.com

Cypress Gardens

Cypress Gardens Cypress Gardens opened on January 2, 1936, as a botanical garden planted by Dick Pope Sr. and his wife Julie, billed as Florida’s first commercial tourist theme park. It became...

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...

Nancy House | Photo © 2014 Bullet, www.abandonedfl.com

The Nancy House

  An old photograph, probably of a family member, sits among boxes, books, and nicknacks up in the attic. Of all the places I’ve photographed throughout the years, homes will forever be some of...

A Glorious Church | Photo © 2012 Bullet, www.abandonedfl.com

A Glorious Church

  First Baptist Church, 1920s. Courtesy of the State Archives of Florida. The First Baptist Church congregation built its first church at the corner of E. Tarpon and Ring Avenues. Dr. Dee Diamandis...

White Sulfur Springs Ruins | Photo © 2019 Bullet, www.abandonedfl.com

White Sulfur Springs Ruins

  The bathhouse at White Springs in 1912. Photo courtesy of the Florida State Archives. When Spanish explorers visited the area in the 1530s, the area was inhabited by the Timucuan tribe who believed...

Hampton Springs Hotel | Photo © 2019 Bullet, www.abandonedfl.com

Hampton Springs Hotel

  Postcard for the Hampton Springs Hotel, c. 1920s These ruins are all that remain of the Hampton Springs Hotel, a massive resort, and health spa. Back in the 19th and 20th centuries, Florida gained...

The Foam Dome Home | Photo © 2016 Bullet, www.abandonedfl.com

The Foam Dome Home

  Photo by Mark Cohen, 1970s Nestled amongst the pine trees, bamboo, and fern-filled forest near Santa Fe College in Gainesville, the dome house was envisioned, designed, and constructed by Mark...

Redland Coral Castle House | Photo © 2009 Bullet

Redland Coral Castle House

An undated postcard for the Coral Castle Old postcards called it “Coral Castle”, a local landmark known for its beautiful gardens and distinctive castle-like home. According to some...

Barnett National Bank Building | Photo © 2017 Bullet, www.abandonedfl.com

Barnett National Bank Building

Postcard of the Barnett National Bank Building In the heart of the Central Business District in Downtown Jacksonville, FL stands an 18-story building once proudly known as the Barnett National Bank...

Fenway Hotel | Photo © 2012 Bullet, www.abandonedfl.com

Fenway Hotel

Construction on the Fenway Hotel began in 1924, but the project stalled due to financial problems. It wasn’t until Clearwater developer, George H. Bowles, decided to invest in the hotel for a...

Little Hollywood Playhouse | Photo © 2013 Bullet, www.abandonedfl.com

Little Hollywood Playhouse

Beginning in 1933, the Little Theater of Hollywood produced plays at various locations all over Hollywood. The group disbanded during World War II, as casting during the draft was difficult. They...

Central Christian Church | Photo © 2014 Bullet, www.abandonedfl.com

Central Christian Church

Located at the southwest corner of Ridgewood St. and Cathcart Ave., this religious building serves as a record of Orlando’s residential and spiritual growth during the Land Boom Period of the...

Howey Mansion | Photo © 2012 Bullet, www.abandonedfl.com

Howey Mansion

  The Howey Mansion, c. 1927 William John Howey was born on January 19, 1876, in Odin, Illinois. He began selling insurance at 16-years-old and by 1900 began developing land and towns for the...

Venturella Resort | Photo © 2009 Bullet, www.abandonedfl.com

Venturella Resort and Spa

  A promotional photo for Riu Orlando. The Venturella Resort and Spa started out as the Riu Orlando Hotel in 1988, a 3-star hotel with the luxuries of a 4-star luxury resort, at least that’s...

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