CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Last month, a group of Coral Springs officials removed pieces of the aging Coral Springs Financial Plaza as a way to preserve the building’s historic past.
The visitors also photographed the dark, powerless building which is slated for demolition starting in January to make way for the new Cornerstone complex at the corner of University Drive and Sample Road.
Kelli Matonak, the city historian, provided the images of the boarded-up, 10-story building, and the artifacts taken with permission. They will be displayed at the Museum of Coral Springs History, which is closed for renovations and will reopen in 2021.
According to Matonak, the items shown in the photos include what Matonak and Christine Parkinson, the city’s creative services manager, found in the building during visits in September and August:
- Bank vault handle and small mechanical gears from the former Bank of Coral Springs.
- Lettering from a hidden wall in the lobby that read: Coral Ridge Properties Inc. Since 1946.
- Westinghouse logo on a sign from a restroom door.
- A portion of the mail chute that ran the entire length of the 10-story building.
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