Cocoa Beach's "Glass Bank"
By John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert
(Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida)
Cocoa Beach's "Glass Bank" was an architechtural delight and in it's prime was home to “Ramon’s Rainbow Room”, a restaurant and nightclub which regularly hosted national politicians, astronauts and Hollywood stars and was known for it’s great tasting food and atmosphere. Considered by many to be a Cocoa Beach landmark, The First Federal Savings and Loan Building was constructed in 1961, giving the city’s skyline a modern look for the time. Frank Wolfe, a high-profile retired attorney, was found dead in Feb. 2014 outside the building he fought in court to keep open even though it was crumbling around him. The city had approved demolition of the Glass Bank Building earlier after Wolfe exhausted his legal avenues and amassed over one million in fines. It was ruled that he shot himself. Wol...