Tuesday, August 05, 2008
Then & Now: Main Street
At the end of Main Street’s west side, Cole of California used to sell their swimwear...but obviously not much of it, as their occupancy on Main Street was shortlived. Today, this area is difficult to see and photograph due to the growth of nearby trees and the archway that was added many years later.
The upper part of this building is still recognizable, but the lower portion has been opened up and is now used as part of the Penny Arcade and seating for Coke Corner.
On the opposite side of Main Street, life began as the Plaza Apartments for this corner piece of prime real estate:
One of the most famous tenants of this building was the INA Carefree Corner; as you all know, Insurance always takes your cares away...as well as your hard-earned cash.
Today, Kodak inhabits this area selling their products as well as being the pickup spot for most Disney photos taken at the park.
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