Maitland Collection

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Chabad of Greater Orlando, 2005
The Chabad of Greater Orlando, located at 708 Lake Howell Road in Maitland, Florida, in 2005. Chabad-Lubavitch is one of the largest Orthodox Jewish movements. "Chabad" is a Hebrew acronym for chochmah, binah, and da'at (wisdom, comprehension, and…

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Title

Maitland Collection

Alternative Title

Maitland Collection

Subject

Maitland (Fla.)

Description

Present-day Maitland was originally inhabited by the Seminole tribe, which called the area "Fumecheliga," meaning "Musk Mellon Place." In 1838, Fort Maitland was established on the west coast of Lake Maitland by the U.S. Army and named after Captain William Seton Maitland, a casualty of the Seminole Wars. Settlement in Maitland expanded at the close of the American Civil War and the citrus industry grew.

Around 1876, Dr. Haskell formed a syndicate and began constructing a railroad from Jacksonville to Maitland that was completed in 1880. In 1885, the area was incorporated as the Town of Lake Maitland. Many left Maitland following the Freeze of 1894-1895. Despite the freeze's devastation, the citrus industry was able to grow and expand, reaching its peak in 1926. More growth occurred in the 1950s and 1960s with the development of the space industry in nearby Orlando and Brevard County. In 1959, the city was renamed Maitland. Growth continued in the 1970s with the arrival of Walt Disney World in the Orlando area.

Has Part

Maitland Historical Museum Collection, Maitland Collection, Orange County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
The Maitland News Collection, Maitland Historical Museum Collection, Maitland Collection, Orange County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Is Part Of

Orange County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Language

eng

Type

Collection

Coverage

Maitland, Florida

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

"Maitland History." City of Maitland. http://www.itsmymaitland.com/maitland_history.asp.
Poole, Leslie Kemp. Maitland. Mount Pleasant, SC: Arcadia Pub, 2009.

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