Aerojet Dade

Located at the edge of the Florida Everglades, Aerojet Dade is a deserted rocket testing and manufacturing facility.

In 1963, the Air Force awarded a 3 million dollar contract to Aerojet General. This was a major rocket and missile propulsion manufacturer. Aerojet was to build a rocket manufacturing and testing site near Homestead, FL. Aero jet acquired land for the plant less than 5 miles from EvergladeNational Park. They signed a lease for the property. Multiple buildings were constructed in addition to two rocket silos. A canal was built from the facility to Barnes Sound in the Atlantic. This was called Aerojet Canal. This was used to transport fuel and rocket parts.

The facility was closed in 1968 after NASA decided to use liquid fuel in its rockets.

Parts of the facility scrapped. Doorways to the buildings have been covered with mounds of dirt. SWFWM dismantled the shed over the silo in 2013. The silo was covered by concrete.

The Aerojet Road which ran from the facility south to the test firing site is now a nature trail.

Aerojet Road

Rocket in Silo

Warehouse

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Tivoli Theater, Downers Grove

Tivoli Theater Lobby

Tivoli Theater AuditoriumTivoli Theater Marquee
     Located at 5021 Highland Avenue in Downers Grove, the Tivoli movie theater was built in 1928.  The designers were Van Gurten and Van Gurten. 
     The theater opened on Christmas 1928.  It had 1012 seats.  It was the second theater in the US to feature sound movies.
     The Tivoli has undergone a rennovation in the French Renaissance Style.  Unlike many other theaters, the Tivoli has only one screen.
     The building not only contains the theater but also a bowling alley, a residential hotel and

other store fronts.

Cape Coral Yacht Club

Cape Coral Yacht Club

Cape Coral Yacht Club

The Cape Coral Yacht Club is located in SE Cape Coral at 5819 Driftwood Parkway. This was the first area to be developed.

Originally opened in 1962. It is a public community park on the Caloosahatchee River

It features a beach on the river. Originally, there was a beach pavilion. This was demolished in November, 2019. There is a 600 foot pier opened 24 hours. Fishing is allowed. There are picnic areas. There is a junior Olympic sized pool. There is a public boat launch. There are tennis courts.

600 foot Pier

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There is a Yacht Club Ballroom. This is rented out for private events.

Yacht Club Ballroom

Fountain in front of the ballroom

Yacht Club Ballroom

Built in 1977, the Tony Rotino Center serves the Yacht Club Community.

A fairly recent addition is the Boathouse Bar and Grill.

Boathouse Tiki Bar and Grill

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View from Cape Coral Yacht Club

Boat Launch Cape Coral Yacht Club

Boat Ramps

View from Cape Coral Yacht Club

Tony Rotino Senior Center

Same as above

JayCee Park Cape Coral

This is an 8 acre park at 4215 S SE 20th Place, Cape Coral on the Caloosahatchee River. It features fitness stations, gazebos, picnic areas, playground equipment, and walking paths.

Walkways

Field

Roadway

Covered Picnic Benches

Roadway

Palm Tree

Ornament

Signage

Walkway

Walkway

View from Park

Playground

Covered Picnic Benches

Parking

Gecko

Parking

View from the patk