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Interior of Church Street Station, 1989
Gertrude Welsh and Lynn Lenahan at Church Street Station, located at 76-135 West Church Street in Downtown Orlando, Florida, in January of 1989. The original site was occupied by a railroad depot built around 1883 for the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad…

Rosie O'Grady's Good Time Emporium, 1989
Gertrude Welsh at Rosie O'Grady's Good Time Emporium in 1989. Rosie O'Grady's was a restaurant that was once part of the Church Street Station entertainment complex in Downtown Orlando, Florida. The original site was occupied by a railroad depot…

Church Street Station, 1989
Church Street Station, located at 76-135 West Church Street in Downtown Orlando, Florida, in January of 1989. The original site was occupied by a railroad depot built around 1883 for the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad (ACL). The depot was designed by…

Street Performer at Church Street Station, 1998
A street performer at Church Street Station, located at 76-135 West Church Street in Downtown Orlando, Florida, in March of 1998. The original site was occupied by a railroad depot built around 1883 for the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad (ACL). The…

Disney's River Country, 1991
Disney's River Country, located at the Walt Disney World Resort Bay Lake near Orlando, Florida, in June of 1991. In the first photograph, Dennis Cepero (b. 1986) can be seen in the bottom left corner wearing a white t-shirt. In the second photograph,…

Discovery Island, 1991
Discovery Island, located at the Walt Disney World Resort Bay Lake near Orlando, Florida, in September of 1991. Before the arrival of Walt Disney World, the 11.5-acre island was called Raz Island, in honor of the family that inhabited it. In the late…

Special Olympics Track Practice at University High School, 1998
Special Olympics track practice at University High School, located at 2450 Cougar Way in Orlando, Florida, in 1998. The school was established in 1990 and is part of Orange County Public Schools (OCPS). University has both an International…

LEGO Structure at Downtown Disney, 1998
A LEGO structure at Downtown Disney, an entertainment complex located at 1780 East Buena Vista Drive in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, in 1998. Originally called the Lake Buena Vista Shopping Village, the complex opened on March 22, 1975. In 1977, the…

Rainbow Elementary School's Chorus at Downtown Disney, 1998
The chorus of Rainbow Elementary School, a school in Winter Springs, at Downtown Disney, an entertainment complex located at 1780 East Buena Vista Drive in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, in 1998. Originally called the Lake Buena Vista Shopping Village,…

Main Street, U.S.A. at Magic Kingdom, 1974
Main Street, U.S.A. at Magic Kingdom in 1974. Magic Kingdom, located at 1180 Seven Seas Drive, is a theme park at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Construction for the resort began in 1967, after the death of Walt Disney…

Tom Sawyer Island at Magic Kingdom, 1974
Nancy Lynn Cepero (b. 1954) walking across the bridge at Tom Sawyer Island at Magic Kingdom in 1974.Magic Kingdom, located at 1180 Seven Seas Drive, is a theme park at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Construction for the…

Adventureland at Magic Kingdom, 1974
Nancy Lynn Cepero (b. 1954), on the right, at Adventureland at Magic Kingdom in 1974. Magic Kingdom, located at 1180 Seven Seas Drive, is a theme park at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Construction for the resort began in…

Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at Disney-MGM Studios, 2000
The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at Disney-MGM Studios (now called Disney's Hollywood Studios), located at 351 South Studio Drive in 2000. MGM Studios is a theme park at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Disney and…

Mystery Fun House, 2001
Laura Lynn Cepero (b. 1987), Alicia Lynn Cepero (b. 1975), and Samantha Ariel Pryor (b. 1990) in Mystery Fun House, an Orlando attraction, in 2001. The attraction was founded by David A. Siegel on March 28, 1976, and was located at 5767 Major…

Universal's Islands of Adventure, 2001
Universal's Islands of Adventure, located at 6000 Universal Boulevard in Orlando, Florida, in 2001. The Incredible Hulk roller coaster can be seen to the right of the photograph.Part of Universal Studios Florida, the theme park opened on May 28,…

Orlando Magic at the Orlando Arena, 1991
The Orlando Magic playing the Milwaukee Bucks at the Orlando Arena, located at 1 West Amelia Street in Orlando, Florida, on December 19, 1991. The game ended with the Bucks defeating the Magic 95 to 87. Following the 1991-1992 season, the Magic would…

Houses at Baldwin Park
Baldwin Park, a neighborhood located southwest of Lake Baldwin in Orlando, Florida, sometime betwen 2005 and 2006. The neighborhood is 1,000 acres, is home to 8,000 residents, and includes 125 businesses. Baldwin Park was built at the former site of…

Downtown Baldwin Park
Baldwin Park, a neighborhood located southwest of Lake Baldwin in Orlando, Florida, sometime betwen 2005 and 2006. The neighborhood is 1,000 acres, is home to 8,000 residents, and includes 125 businesses. Baldwin Park was built at the former site of…

Rosie O'Grady's Good Time Emporium, 1992
Rosie O'Grady's Good Time Emporium in 1992. The siblings pictured in the photograph are, from left to right: David Cepero (b. 1978), Dennis Cepero (b. 1986), Laura Lynn Cepero (b. 1987), and Alicia Lynn Cepero (b. 1975). Gertrude Welsh, the…

Charlie Crist at the University of Central Florida, 2012
Former Governor Charlie Crist (b. 1956) speaking at a political rally at the University of Central Florida (UCF) in Orlando, Florida, on October 29, 2012. The rally was hosted by the UCF College Democrats and held on behalf of President Barack Obama…

Bill Nelson Speaking at the University of Central Florida, 2012
Bill Nelson (b. 1942) speaking at a political rally at the University of Central Florida (UCF) in Orlando, Florida, on October 29, 2012. The rally was hosted by the UCF College Democrats and held on behalf of President Barack Obama (b. 1961), who…

Bill Clinton Speaking at the University of Central Florida, 2012
Former President Bill Clinton (b. 1946) speaking at a political rally at the University of Central Florida (UCF) in Orlando, Florida, on October 29, 2012. The rally was hosted by the UCF College Democrats and held on behalf of President Barack Obama…

Orange Blossom Special, 1989
The Orange Blossom Special, the last train at the Church Street Railroad Station, located at 76 West Church Street in Downtown Orlando, Florida, in 1989. The original site was occupied by a railroad depot built around 1883. That building was…

Baby Shamu Celebration Show at SeaWorld Orlando, 1990
The Baby Shamu Celebration killer whale show at SeaWorld Orlando, located at 7007 Sea World Drive in Orlando, Florida, in 1990. SeaWorld Orlando was first established by Milton C. Sheed, Ken Norris, David Demott, and George Malay in San Diego,…

Sea Lions Tonite Animal Show at SeaWorld Orlando, 1990
The Sea Lions Tonight Animal Show at SeaWorld Orlando, located at 7007 Sea World Drive in Orlando, Florida, in 1990. SeaWorld Orlando was first established by Milton C. Sheed, Ken Norris, David Demott, and George Malay in San Diego, California, in…

Discovery Cove, 1990
Discovery Cove, located at 6000 Discovery Cove Way in Orlando, Florida, in 1990. Discovery Cove is owned and operated by SeaWorld Orlando Parks & Entertainment. SeaWorld Orlando was first established by Milton C. Sheed, Ken Norris, David…

Shamu: World Focus Show at SeaWorld Orlando, 1998
The Shamu: World Focus killer whale show at SeaWorld Orlando, located at 7007 Sea World Drive in Orlando, Florida, in 1998. SeaWorld Orlando was first established by Milton C. Sheed, Ken Norris, David Demott, and George Malay in San Diego,…

Dolphins at SeaWorld Orlando, 1998
Dolphins at SeaWorld Orlando, located at 7007 Sea World Drive in Orlando, Florida, in 1998. SeaWorld Orlando was first established by Milton C. Sheed, Ken Norris, David Demott, and George Malay in San Diego, California, in 1964. SeaWorld Orlando…

Water Ski Show at SeaWorld Orlando, 2001
Water ski show with Santa Clause at SeaWorld Orlando, located at 7007 Sea World Drive in Orlando, Florida, in 2001. SeaWorld Orlando was first established by Milton C. Sheed, Ken Norris, David Demott, and George Malay in San Diego, California, in…

Dolphins at SeaWorld Orlando, 1974
Dolphins at SeaWorld Orlando, located at 7007 Sea World Drive in Orlando, Florida, in 1974. SeaWorld Orlando was first established by Milton C. Sheed, Ken Norris, David Demott, and George Malay in San Diego, California, in 1964. SeaWorld Orlando…

Killer Whale at SeaWorld Orlando, 1974
Killer whale at SeaWorld Orlando, located at 7007 Sea World Drive in Orlando, Florida, in 1974. SeaWorld Orlando was first established by Milton C. Sheed, Ken Norris, David Demott, and George Malay in San Diego, California, in 1964. SeaWorld Orlando…

Sea Lions at SeaWorld Orlando, 1974
Sea lions at SeaWorld Orlando, located at 7007 Sea World Drive in Orlando, Florida, in 1974. SeaWorld Orlando was first established by Milton C. Sheed, Ken Norris, David Demott, and George Malay in San Diego, California, in 1964. SeaWorld Orlando…

Back to the Future DeLorean DMC-12 at Universal Studios Florida, 1991
David Cepero (b. 1978) and Alicia Lynn Cepero (b. 1975) in front of the Back to the Future DeLorean DMC-12 at Universal Studios Florida, located at 6000 Universal Boulevard in Orlando, Florida, in 1991. Also seen in the photograph is the entrance of…

Jaws at Universal Studios Florida, 1991
The Jaws ride at Universal Studios Florida, located at 6000 Universal Boulevard in Orlando, Florida, in 1991. Universal Studios Florida, a movie- and television-themed amusement park, opened on June 7,1990. Design began in 1982, with plans to include…

Back to the Future DeLorean DMC-12 at Universal Studios Florida, 1994
Dennis Cepero in front of the Back to the Future DeLorean DMC-12 at Universal Studios Florida, located at 6000 Universal Boulevard in Orlando, Florida, in 1994. Universal Studios Florida, a movie and television-theme amusement park, opened on June…

Universal Studios Florida, 1997
Universal Studios Florida, located at 6000 Universal Boulevard in Orlando, Florida, in 1997. Universal Studios Florida, a movie and television-theme amusement park, opened on June 7,1990. Design began in 1982, with plans to include a working studio.…

Jurassic Park T-Rex Attack at Universal Studios Florida, 1997
Jurassic Park T-Rex Attack at Universal Studios Florida, located at 6000 Universal Boulevard in Orlando, Florida, in 1997. From left to right in the photograph are Dennis Cepero (b. 1986), Bobby Lenahan (b. 1995), Laura Lynn Cepero (b. 1987), and…

Alligators at Gatorland, 1996
Alligators at Gatorland, located at 14501 South Orange Blossom Trail in Orlando, Florida, in 1996. Gatorland is a theme park and wildlife preserve founded by Owen Godwin in 1949. In 1962, Godwin's son, Frank Godwin, designed an entrance in the shape…

25th Anniversary at Magic Kingdom
The 25th Anniversary at the Magic Kingdom, located at 1180 Seven Seas Drive. In the first row, from left to right, are Bobby Lenahan (b. 1995) and Laura Lynn Cepero (b. 1987). The second row shows Alicia Lynn Cepero (b. 1975), Lynn…

Orlando Masonic Temple Postcard
A photographic postcard of the Masonic Temple, located on 205 East Central Boulevard in Orlando, Florida. The building was constructed in the 20th Century Commercial style in 1925 and was dedicated on January 13, 1926. The original owner was the Free…

Undertaker's Memorandum for Amos Arrington
An undertaker's memorandum for Amos Arrington (1892-1894), who passed away on August 11, 1894. Arrington was an African-American child who was just under two years old when he died. His address is listed as Middle Street, which was likely in the…

Undertaker's Memorandum for Isaac Chapman
An undertaker's memorandum for Isaac Chapman (1792-1894), who passed away on August 30, 1894. Chapman was an African American who died at the age of 102 years and six months. His cause of death was listed as old age and cholera morbus. Chapman was…

Undertaker's Memorandum for Josephine L. Schultz
An undertaker's memorandum for Josephine L. Schultz (ca. 1854-1894), who passed away on October 22, 1894. Schultz was a female from Winter Park, Florida, who died at the age of 44. Her cause of death was listed as consumption, which is now more…

Fountain at Eola Park, Orlando: "The City Beautiful" Postcard
A postcard showing the Sperry Fountain on the southern shore of Lake Eola in Downtown Orlando, Florida. The fountain was named in honor of Frank E. Sperry (1843-1916), Mayor of Orlando from 1913 to 1916. Lake Eola and the surrounding park are one of…

Orlando Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Station Postcard
A color postcard featuring the Atlantic Coast Line (ACL) Railway Company station, located at 1400 Sligh Boulevard in Orlando, Florida, in the 1930s. This station was constructed in 1926 at a cost of $500,000 and was originally part of the ACL system.…

Downtown Orlando Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Station Postcard
A postcard featuring the Atlantic Coast Line (ACL) Railway Company station, located at 127 West Church Street in Downtown Orlando, Florida, in the early 20th century. The station was first constructed in 1880, connecting Orlando to Sanford. After the…

Celery Field, Orlando Postcard
A postcard featuring the agricultural laborers working at a celery field in Orlando, Florida. The Orlando area was originally occupied by the Creek and Seminole tribes. In 1838, Fort Gatlin was erected on the shores of Lake Gatlin, just a few miles…

Orange Court Apartment Hotel Postcard
A postcard featuring Orange Court Apartment Hotel, located at 650 North Orange Avenue in Downtown Orlando, Florida. The hotel was designed in Spanish Revival architectural style by G. Lloyd Preacher (1882-1972) of Atlanta, Georgia, and constructed…

40 Years of the Parliament House is a documentary film about the history of the Parliament House, a gay resort located at 410 North Orange Blossom Trail in Orlando, Florida. The Parliament House Motor Inn chain was founded in Kansas City, Missouri,…

Gold Star Mother Returns to Orlando
A newspaper article published by The Central Florida Press on June 20, 1930. The article describes a trip made by Florida Gold Star Mother Mrs. Paul T. Butler to Aisne-Marne American Cemetery and Memorial in Belleau, France, to visit the grave of her…

Orlando Log Rolling Convention
A newspaper article published by The Central Florida Press on June 20, 1930. The article describes plans for a logrolling convention to be held in Orlando, with 5,000 delegates expected to attend. The convention was hosted by the Central Florida Log…

Pickle Casters Were a Must in 19th Century
A newspaper article published in The Orlando Sentinel on June 17, 1995. The article discusses the use of pickle casters in the 19th century. The article also includes a photograph of an antique pickle caster from 1885 that was worth $325 at the time…

The Florida Mall
This report gives an overview of the Florida Mall's perspective place in the Central Florida retail market. The Florida Mall was designed and constructed by the Edward J. DeBartolo Corporation, founded by Edward J. DeBartolo, Sr. (1909-1994) in…

Florida Mall Market Statistics
This report provides demographic statistics for the region surrounding the Florida Mall. The mall was designed and constructed by the Edward J. DeBartolo Corporation, founded by Edward J. DeBartolo, Sr. (1909-1994) in 1944. Edward J. DeBartolo Jr.…

Florida Mall Site Plan
This report provides detail on the Florida Mall's site development plans. The mall was designed and constructed by the Edward J. DeBartolo Corporation, founded by Edward J. DeBartolo, Sr. (1909-1994) in 1944. Edward J. DeBartolo Jr. (b. 1946) joined…

Florida Mall Accessibility
This report looks at the roadways which will provide access to the Florida Mall. The mall was designed and constructed by the Edward J. DeBartolo Corporation, founded by Edward J. DeBartolo, Sr. (1909-1994) in 1944. Edward J. DeBartolo Jr. (b. 1946)…

DeBartolo Announces Plans for the Florida Mall
This press release provides full insight into the design ideas that went into the development of the Florida Mall, as well as the companies future initiatives in the region. The Florida Mall was designed and constructed by the Edward J. DeBartolo…

Florida Mall Site Plan Aerial
The proposed site location for the Florida Mall in Orlando, Florida, around 1979. These photographs have been annotated to show major highways and other areas of interest. The mall was designed and constructed by the Edward J. DeBartolo Corporation,…

Artist's Renderings for the Florida Mall
Artist's renderings of the exterior and the interior of the Florida Mall. The mall was designed and constructed by the Edward J. DeBartolo Corporation, founded by Edward J. DeBartolo, Sr. (1909-1994) in 1944. Edward J. DeBartolo Jr. (b. 1946) joined…

Artist's Renderings for the Florida Mall
An artist's rendering of the exterior of the Florida Mall. The mall was designed and constructed by the Edward J. DeBartolo Corporation, founded by Edward J. DeBartolo, Sr. (1909-1994) in 1944. Edward J. DeBartolo Jr. (b. 1946) joined his father's…

Letter from Dorothy Barbour to Carolyn S. Cope (September 12, 1979)
A letter from Dorothy Barbour to Carolyn S. Cope, whose first name is misspelled in the letter. In the letter, Barbour requests land information connected to the planned site for the Florida Mall in Orlando, Florida. Cope was a real estate broker for…

Letter from Carolyn S. Cope to Dorothy Barbour (September 19, 1979)
A letter from Carolyn S. Cope was sent in response to an inquiry from Dorothy Barbour regarding outparcel land surrounding the Florida Mall. Cope was a real estate broker at of Two XI, Inc., located in Coconut Grove in Miami, Florida. The mall was…

Receipt from the Edward J. DeBartolo Corporation for Bob Lancaster (April 7, 1982)
A receipt for an order of prints and site plans sent to Bob Lancaster from David Handel of the Edward J. DeBartolo Corporation. The receipt includes handwritten notes regarding other parcels near the planned site for the Florida Mall site, including…

Florida Mall Total Development Plan, 1981
An architectural development plan showing the Florida Mall, along with the surrounding parcels of real estate, drawn in 1981. The Florida Mall was designed and constructed by the Edward J. DeBartolo Corporation, founded by Edward J. DeBartolo, Sr.…

Florida Mall Total Development Plan, 1979
An architectural development plan showing the Florida Mall, along with the surrounding parcels of real estate, drawn in 1979. The Florida Mall was designed and constructed by the Edward J. DeBartolo Corporation, founded by Edward J. DeBartolo, Sr.…

Florida Mall Plot Plan, 1984
An architectural plot plan showing the location of various out parcels and parking facilities surrounding the Florida Mall property. The plan also shows the names of the five department stores that made up the original mall configuration: Sears, J.C.…

Orangewood Village Preliminary Subdivision Plan, 1977
A 1977 preliminary subdivision plan for Orangewood Village in Orlando, Florida. This residential development is located just south of Freedom High School, off Central Florida Parkway. The real property of Orangewood Village was owned by Florida Land…

Preliminary Plat of Four Lakes, 1983
A plat map showing the area around the Four Lakes area, located east of Florida State Road 436 near the border of Seminole County and Orange County, Florida. The area is named in reference to the four surrounding lakes: Lake Sharp to the north, Deep…

Woodside Village Plat Map
A play map showing Woodside Village, a residential community in Orlando, Florida. This plat shows real property located north of University Boulevard and west of North Econlockhatchee Trail and was prepared by Dyer, Riddle, Mills & Precourt, an…

Postal Willys Wagon at the Dixie Village Post Office, 1958
The Postal Willys Wagon, which first debuted in August of 1953. Willys Motors gained credibility for developing rugged and reliable vehicles during World War II. The Postal Willys Wagon was the first right-hand drive vehicle to be produced in the…

Dixie Village Post Office, 1958
Dixie Village Post Office, located at 2860 Delaney Avenue in Orlando, Florida. This photograph was taken during the post office's dedication ceremony on August 2, 1958. Speakers included First Baptist Church of Orlando pastor J. Powell Tucker, City…

J. Powell Tucker and Waldron Sanderlin at the Dixie Village Post Office Dedication Ceremony
The dedication ceremony of the Dixie Village Post Office, located at 2860 Delaney Avenue in Orlando, Florida, on August 2, 1958. Many local dignitaries were present and spoke at the ceremony. The first photograph shows J. Powell Tucker, pastor of the…

Lucius A. Bryant, Jr. at the Dixie Village Post Office Dedication Ceremony
The dedication ceremony of the Dixie Village Post Office, located at 2860 Delaney Avenue in Orlando, Florida, on August 2, 1958. Many local dignitaries were present and spoke at the ceremony. This photograph shows Orlando Postmaster Lucius A. Bryant,…

Dixie Village Post Office Dedication Ceremony
The dedication ceremony of the Dixie Village Post Office, located at 2860 Delaney Avenue in Orlando, Florida, on August 2, 1958. Many local dignitaries were present and spoke at the ceremony. Speakers included First Baptist Church of Orlando pastor…

Red Carpet Rolls Out
The "Red Carpet Rolls Out" newspaper column by Ruth Smith. The column for this issue discussed a buffet party hosted by Margaret Moody and Dr. Jim Moody, a housewarming party for Lucius A. Bryant (ca. 1919-2012). and Anita Bryant, an announcement for…

Bird's Eye View of Orlando, 1884
An elevated view of Orlando, Florida, in 1884. The lithograph focused on Sinclair's Real Estate Agency, located on the corner of Pine Street and South Orange Avenue. Other sites highlighted in the lithograph include the home of J. G. Sinclair, the…

Women's Tourney Starts on Dubsdread Links
An article announcing the Orlando Women's Golf Association's tournament at Dubsdread Country Club, located at 549 Par Street in Orlando, Florida. The reigning champion, Marian Phipps Lyon, opted not to defend her title. According to the article, the…

Dublin Core

Title

Orlando Collection

Alternative Title

Orlando Collection

Subject

Orlando (Fla.)

Description

The Orlando area was originally occupied by the Creek and Seminole tribes. In 1838, Fort Gatlin was erected on the shores of Lake Gatlin, just a few miles south of present-day Downtown Orlando. Centered around Church Street, Orlando became a city in 1884.

Originally a cattle town, Orlando grew into a major citrus growing center by the 1920s. The city continued to grow during the Great Depression with aid from the Work Progress Administration (WPA). During World War II, Orlando became a major military center as well, with the development of the McCoy Air Force Base and Pinecastle Air Force Base, and with the addition of the Naval Training Center (NTC) Orlando in 1968. Downtown Orlando declined in the 1960s and 1970s. Redevelopment began in the 1970s and continued into the 1980s, with projects such as the Church Street Station entertainment complex. In 1998, a building boom began and continued through the 2000s.

Contributor

Cook, Thomas
Cepero, Nancy Lynn
Cepero, Laura Lynn

Has Format

Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra Collection, Orlando Collection, Orange County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
Orlando Remembered Collection, Orlando Collection, Orange County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
Downtown Orlando Information Center Collection, Orlando Remembered Collection, Orlando Collection, Orange County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
Orlando Public Library Collection, Orlando Remembered Collection, Orlando Collection, Orange County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
Orlando Regions Bank Collection, Orlando Remembered Collection, Orlando Collection, Orange County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Is Part Of

Orange County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Language

eng

Type

Collection

Coverage

Orlando, Florida

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

Antequino, Stephanie Gaub, and Tana Mosier Porter. Lost Orlando. Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia Pub, 2012.
Rajtar, Steve. A Guide to Historic Orlando. Charleston, SC: History Press, 2006.
"Downtown Orlando Historic District Walking Tour." City of Orlando. http://sanfordhistory.tripod.com/Links/wtour.pdf.

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