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 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.
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.
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.
The Cocoa Beach Glass Bank was mentioned in an article on Curbed – http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2015/06/24/capturing_jfks_spaceage_twa_terminal_before_its_revamped.php
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.
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