The partially demolished packing house in Wabasso. At one time it was new, a busy place bustling with activity and people. Now it has slipped down the memory hole. A defunct economic engine reduced to an eyesore – if they even notice it – for the occupants of the cars speeding by.
The old library in Vero Beach, a modest example of classic mid-20th Century architecture. Built in 1962, the building’s facade is meant to look like books on a shelf. The building has undergone extensive modifications over the years after its role as a library ended. The most obvious is the giant wall built just inside the entrance. As a library, one simply walked into a large, cavernous space filled with books. Now one is confronted with an enclosed entrance space […]
One need only look at Willie Wonka to know the eccentricity of chocolate makers. In this case, a chocolate factory in downtown Vero Beach not only has Ronald McDonald greeting passersby but other marvelous unseen eccentricities as well. It’s nice – or should that be spooky? – to see the burger clown lives on somewhat after his retirement by McDonald’s in 2016.
It will take some access to a deep core memory to remember when there was a “theatre” in Theatre Plaza in downtown Vero Beach. Historic in its role for breaking Indian River County away from St. Lucie County over the rather improbable desire to watch movies on Sunday, something outlawed in the early 20th Century by the St. Lucie potentates. Then came the Florida Theater that lasted for decades until multiplexes and cable TV did it in, turning the building […]