Leader Board Ad

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Sexy Rocket City...Your Pad? or Mine? In 3..2..1

There were likely hundreds of these dotting the Florida landscape. The rocket boom from the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo programs made millions for developers...Disney being one of them. 
1960's real estate development ad Florida
Sticker inside cover of rocket book
No, this isn't a Disney development. Much like the time-share scams that still exist today, back in 1962 you could go to a seminar about real estate and learn about investing with the promise of a free book.
Inside book cover title" Countdown for decision" by Major General Medaris
And walk away smarter and ready for the coming boom. Unfortunately, this development never made it...even though it was both Urban and Suburban!
From Florida's library and information service:

Rocket City was to be a residential/industrial park planned city between Orlando and Cape Canaveral in eastern Orange County, Florida, but the project was abandoned due to the developer's bankruptcy. The series contains promotional materials of the developer, All-State Development Corporation (Miami, Florida).  The records document the review of the promotional activities by the Division.  It also contains the Division's legal and investigative files into land fraud by the developer.

Oh well, back to the launching pad. Nice sticker, though.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thanks for commenting. If you have a story to tell about something you've found on your own Urban Archeological digs - send me an email. You could be my next guest author!