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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...

Marion S. Whaley Citrus Packing House | Photo © 2011 Bullet, www.abandonedfl.com

Marion S. Whaley Citrus Packing House

Marion S. Whaley Citrus Packing House Marion Seabrook Whaley was a prominent local fruit farmer with many groves located around Rockledge, where he developed the unique Red Tangelo. In 1930, he had a...

V.C. Denton House | Photo © 2018 Bullet

V. C. Denton House

  Courtesy of the State Library and Archives of Florida, photo taken in 1937 Located along the main highway into Pahokee, this home in Pahokee was built by Velpeau Curtis Denton and his wife, Hulett...

Burlington St. Water Plant | Photo © 2009 Bullet

Burlington St. Water Plant

  The water plant was known to be where prostitutes and drug users hung out at The water plant complex, which was located at 1021 Burlington Street, was built in the 1930s and supplied water to the...

Glades Correctional Institution | Photo © 2015 Bullet, www.abandonedfl.com

Glades Correctional Institution

Early History Florida Prison Farm No. 2 The Glades Correctional Institution was established in 1932 as Florida Prison Farm #2, located between Belle Glade and Pahokee. The prison was described as...

Carefree Theatre | Photo © 2014 Bullet, www.abandonedfl.com

The Carefree Theatre

The Carefree Theatre The former Carefree Theater once located on the corner of Dixie Highway and Flamingo Drive began as an ice cream parlor and coin laundry. In 1939, the building was bought by...

Temple of Yahweh | Photo © 2015 Bullet, www.abandonedfl.com

Yahweh Education Center

Hulon Mitchell Jr. Yahweh ben Yahweh, born Hulon Mitchell Jr., was the founder, and leader of the Nation of Yahweh, a black supremacist new religious movement founded in 1979 and headquartered in...

Malaga Restaurant | Photo © 2014 Bullet, www.abandonedfl.com

Malaga Restaurant

If you drive past 740 SW 8th Street, you’ll notice it’s nothing but an empty lot with cars parked on the property, but back in the 70s and 80s, it was one of the most popular restaurants...

RC Cola Miami Plant | Photo © 2015 Bullet, www.abandonedfl.com

RC Cola Miami Plant

Information came from the book, “Lost Miami: Stories and Secrets Behind Magic City Ruins” which can be purchased from Abandoned Atlas. Royal Crown Company Inc., originally called the Union Bottling...

Everglades Regional Memorial Hospital | Photo © 2011 Bullet, www.abandonedfl.com

Everglades Regional Medical Center

Looking down the hall towards the pediatrics ward The Everglades Memorial Hospital opened in 1936 in the small town of Pahokee. On May 11, 1950, a new building was built and opened with a dedication...

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