Florida Power and Light Company Ice Plant

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Florida Power and Light Company Ice Plant
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Florida Power and Light Company Ice Plant is located in Florida
Florida Power and Light Company Ice Plant
Location Melbourne, Florida
Coordinates 28°4′58.6″N 80°36′21.3″W / 28.082944°N 80.605917°W / 28.082944; -80.605917Coordinates: 28°4′58.6″N 80°36′21.3″W / 28.082944°N 80.605917°W / 28.082944; -80.605917
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 82001033[1]
Added to NRHP November 17, 1982

The Florida Power and Light Company Ice Plant (also known as the City Products Corporation Ice Plant or locally as the Ice Plant) is a historic site in Melbourne, Florida, United States. It is located at 1604 South Harbor City Boulevard. On November 17, 1982, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

Construction on the plant began in December 1926 after the approval of a permit.[2] The original estimated cost was $30,000,[2] but the final construction cost has been listed at $100,000.[3] The plant, which had an ice capacity of 50 tons at its peak, ceased operation in 1977.[3]

At various times, proposals have been made to redevelop the building as a restaurant, offices, or residential space.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ a b Miami Daily News. "Ice Plant Permit Given". December 21, 1926, p. 2. Retrieved on August 9, 2014.
  3. ^ a b c Lancaster, Cory Jo. "Ice Plant Into Offices? Plan May Get Chill Historic Building Could Turn Into Studio or Condo". Orlando Sentinel, October 10, 1989. Retrieved on August 9, 2014.