Joy Wallace Dickinson

Joy Wallace Dickinson

Florida Flashback

Merita, curvy roadside icon, finds home at Morse Museum

November 16, 2014

When news broke in late 2012 that Orlando's venerable Merita Bread Bakery would close, reaction ranged from concern for workers losing their jobs to questions about the fate of the huge Merita sign overlooking Interstate 4 — a Central Florida icon since the 1960s.

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