This story was originally written by and is a part of an ongoing partnership with Bungalower to educate and familiarize Orlando residents with important local historic landmarks. 

By Steve Herring

To start a new series of 2016 posts here is a look at recent historic sites that are now memories.  Orlando Retro Blog has shared the history of this town since 2013 and in that time, three locations covered have met the bulldozer.


1. Minute Maid Headquarters

This corner of Orange Blossom Trail and Colonial Drive was once the site of the headquarters for Minute Maid juices.  Now part of Coca-Cola, Minute Maid long ago left its OBT home.

Like many lots past their prime in Central Florida, the building was torn down and Wawa sprouted up.  Today you can buy a Minute Maid drink right on the spot where the whole Minute Maid company once operated.


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  1. They’re in City storage as they decide on where to put them. Rumors are that they’ll be incorporated in some sort of public art display.

  2. “The bris de soleil panels surrounding the structure were carefully removed three years ago”
    What happened to them ? Where are those panels now?