Examine the Cocoa Beach/Cape Canaveral community during the 1960s.
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Thank You Again!

Special thanks to everyone who stopped by the Cocoa Beach Library today with items for us to scan. We greatly appreciate the opportunity to scan materials pertaining to the history of Cocoa Beach. I thoroughly enjoyed speaking with everyone and look forward to more scanning soon!

Thank You

Thank you to all who attended my Cocoa Beach history presentation at the CB Library Monday! Remember if you have any photos/documents to scan I will be at the library again on Monday (1/30) or send an email.

Cocoa Beach City Hall

The Cocoa Beach Municipal building is contemporary to the Glass Bank. While it has undergone modification since the 1960s, it still maintains its Mid-Century Modern roots. Our team recently scanned the structure.

Laser scan Cocoa Beach City Hall

Laser scan Cocoa Beach City Hall

Unveiling Phase 1 of the Cocoa Beach Glass Bank Model Video

We are excited to announce the unveiling of the Cocoa Beach Glass Bank Model video – Phase 1. Thank you to everyone who endured my endless questions about the Glass Bank – we could have never achieved what we have without you. But there is more work to be done and the next phases we will be adding more details, floors and the surrounding environment.

First National Bank of Cape Canaveral

Located just north of the city limits between the Cocoa Beach and Cape Canaveral along A1A, the First National Bank of Cape Canaveral was opened in 1963. The work of noted Sarasota School architect Gene Leedy, the bank is a celebration of his pre-cast concrete T-system construction. The building houses an impressive circular door vault.

Wells Fargo now occupies the bank portion of the building.

While two stories, the building has no elevators.

Cape Royal Office Building

The Glass Bank remained the tallest structure in Cocoa Beach until the construction of the Cape Royal Office Building in 1965. Located along A1A, the ten story Cape Royal was home to many space related businesses during the heyday of the space program. It is just one of many 1960s, buildings in Cocoa Beach that had wonderful Mid-Century Modern details.

Cape Royal Building 2015

Cape Royal Building Detail

Cape Royal Office Building 1973 – State Archives of Florida, Florida  Memory,  http://floridamemory.com/items/show/87192