Now a hotbed of development, the former Kelly Road area of East Naples was beginning to wake up in this January 1969 photo. Kelly Road, running left to right across the bottom of the photo, is now named Bayshore Drive. U.S. 41 East runs just across the bottom right corner. Haldeman Creek runs right through the middle of the picture, connecting to Naples Bay. The homes of Port Royal and then the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico are at the top of the photo. The large open space in the bottom right quadrant fronting U.S. 41 East are the beginnings of Gulfgate Plaza, which now houses a BigLots, a popular Chinese buffet eatery and many other stores.