A partial demolition of the old Southland Frozen Foods building in Historic Downtown Plant City was done Tuesday, Aug. 9.
The City of Plant City Building Department said the demolition was a partial demolition of the older portion of the cold storage building at 402 E. Ohio St. on the back and side with the tin roof.
Southland Frozen Foods was one of the tenth largest frozen producers in the nation, according to information from the Plant City Photo Archives & History Center. It was run by D. Herman Kennedy, who lived in Plant City. He rose to president and CEO, with a corporate office in New York City, but he continued to live in Plant City and commute by train to New York City, where he had a suite in a downtown hotel. He always returned to Plant City.