US Highway 41 N
Apollo Beach, Florida 33572
Built in 1941
by the Ruskin Vegetable Cooperative under the leadership of
Paul Dickman. The two-story stuccoed
masonry building is a typical late 1930's commercial vernacular design.
The Ruskin Vegetable Corporation was begun as the
Manatee Growers Association in 1918. The corporation operated as a
cooperative until 1964.
Read more, written by the students in Mr. Dunn's 5th
grade class at Cypress Creek Elementary School: