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Clark's Corner: 1937

Clark's Corner: 1937

January 1937. Brevard County, Florida. "Roadstand near Cocoa." Photo by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

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The temple orange

The temple orange originated in Winter Park Florida, developed by Louis Hakes and named after W. C. Temple, both residents of Winter Park. There's a Temple Drive and Temple Trail in Winter Park, the latter leading into the neighborhood in which I grew up.


This stand was about 20 minutes away from Cocoa and 30 miles from Cocoa Beach. The corner is in Titusville (I live within walking distance of it). Indian River City was consolidated with Titusville back in the 60's. Today if you look across that river you can see Kennedy Space Center. There is nothing left of the buildings in the post card. It's now a busy intersection with a Walgreens and a gas station.

I HAD to look it up

a TEMPLE is a bright orange red colored fruit, oval shaped, easy to peel and a cross between an orange and a tangerine, it has lots of seeds and a bitter orange flesh under the skin.

In Color!

Corner of (now) SR50 and US1. Postcard from the State Archives of Florida, (Florida Memory).

Pop. 120

As described in Florida: A Guide to the Southernmost State (Federal Writers' Project, 1939):

"INDIAN RIVER CITY, 50.9m (19 alt., 120 pop.) formerly called Clark's Corner, consists of a few stucco houses, filling stations, and a post office, overlooking the broad reaches of the river. Indian River City is at the junction with State 22 (see Tour 9).

South of Indian River City dense growths of palms and pines flank U.S. 1; palmetto thickets and low green shrubbery add to the beauty of the water views."

Cocoa Beach!

Just wait another thirty years, give or take. A bottle will wash up on the shore, to be discovered by an astronaut on a training exercise.

[No bottles will be washing up in Cocoa, which is on the Indian River and about 8 miles from Cocoa Beach and the Atlantic Ocean. - Ken]

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