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American Legion Building | Photo © 2018 Bullet, www.abandonedfl.com

American Legion Building

  The American Legion is a United States war veterans’ organization established in Paris, France, March 15, 1919, by a thousand officers and men, delegates from all the units of the American...

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...

Old A1A Highway | Photo © 2020 Bullet, www.abandonedfl.com

Old A1A Highway

A portion of the former A1A was heavily damaged in 2016 by Hurricane Matthew and has since been abandoned. State Road A1A is a state road that runs along the Atlantic Ocean, from the southern tip of...

Parque José Martí Stadium | Photo © 2018 Bullet, www.abandonedfl.com

Ruins of Cuba: Parque José Martí Stadium

  The design of the stadium is reminiscent of the Miami Marine Stadium in Miami, Florida Parque José Martí in Havana, Cuba was originally designed in the 1940s under the Fulgencio Batista regime...

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...

Richmond Naval Air Station | Photo © 2012 Bullet, www.abandonedfl.com

Richmond Naval Air Station

  A circa 1943 view of the interior of the massive NAS Richmond blimp hangar, showing 5 Navy blimps & a blimp gondola undergoing maintenance. Lieutenant Nelson Grills and his crew of nine...

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G. Pierce Wood Memorial Hospital

  Major George Ola in a Stearman biplane trainer over Carlstrom Field, 1942 The G. Pierce Wood Memorial Hospital is a former psychiatric hospital located on the grounds of the former Carlstrom...

Crandon Park Zoo | Photo © 2014 Bullet, www.abandonedfl.com

Crandon Park Zoo

Crandon Park Zoo brochure, 1960s In late August and early September 1965, a hurricane spun across the Atlantic Ocean, looping, pausing and backtracking like some terrible ballerina trying to keep her...

Naval Air Station Lee Field | Photo © 2015 Bullet, www.abandonedfl.com

Naval Air Station Lee Field

View of a control tower at the naval base, 1962. Courtesy of the State Archives of Florida On September 11, 1940, the U.S. Navy opened Naval Air Station Lee Field in honor of Ensign Benjamin Lee who...

Claude Nolan Cadillac Building | Photo © 2016 Bullet, www.abandonedfl.com

Claude Nolan Cadillac Building

  Undated photograph of the Claude Nolan Cadillac building The Claude Nolan Cadillac Building on Main Street was originally designed by Henry J. Klutho, famous in northeast Florida for his Prairie...

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La Villa Luisa

First built in 1946, the Walburne Hotel stood at 125 Ocean Drive on South Beach. The architecture was a typical example of MiMo, or Miami Modern, influenced by both Art Deco and the Streamline Modern...

The Escape Hotel | Photo by Sugarbomb, www.urbancoroner.com

The Escape Hotel

Postcard depicting the Escape Hotel, c. 1950s The Escape Hotel was one of many pioneering hotels built on Fort Lauderdale beach by George Gill Jr. who became known as the father of Broward County...

Tungston Plantation | Photo © 2015 Mike Woodfin

Tungston Plantation

Photo Credit: State Archives of Florida; Florida Memory, 1952 Native to China, where tung oil has been produced for centuries, tung trees were introduced to the South in the early 1900s and soon...

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