Florida's Lost Transportation Systems
The following assortment of photos do not represent the final disposition of the property, but are random shots of various periods of time. Imagine what it would cost to replace this?
Altamonte Springs was one of several small Florida communities that offered horse drawn streetcar service during the early 20th century. Others not highlighted in this article included Arcadia, Avon Park, Bartow, Gainesville, Leesburg, Mulberry, Tallahassee, Orlando and West Palm Beach.
Bradenton: Manatee Light and Traction Company
The Manatee Light and Traction Company began operations on Christmas Day 1903, connecting Bradentown, Manatee, and Fogartyville. Operations ceased in 1905.
Coral Gables: Coral Gables Rapid Transit
The Coral Gables Rapid Transit Corporation was created by developer George Merrick in 1925 to connect his Coral Gables development with the City of Miami. On November 4, 1935, a hurricane destroyed most of the system's overhead and left several trolleys stranded out on the line permanently ending the system's operations in the middle of the Great Depression.
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