Grand Member (6 years)
Joined: Sep 20, 2009
From: Flagler Beach, FL
|Posted: 2011-06-02 09:54 am  Permalink|
DustyCajun, I zoomed in on your 1959 Ellinor Village B&W photo and then sharpened it up using a filter in a photo editing program. You can clearly see The Tropics sign next to the A-frame, flanked by what appear to be thatched A-frame porticos...
Here’s a 1940s postcard of that same Ellinor Village shopping center, before the time of The Tropics and A-frame structure...
I had no luck finding any photos, menus or other visual trinkets from The Tropics anywhere on the web. Your matchbook cover seems to be the only bone from the dig.
When I drove by it last weekend, the buildings were intact, but the Ellinor Village shopping center is all but vacant now.