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The family history the Lawtons of the Summer Oaks plantation in Thomas County, Georgia. This family history centers around Alexander Benjamin Lawton (1809-1861) and his wife, Narcissa Melissa Lawton (1817-1883). Together, the couple had seven…

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A document created by Elizabeth T. as part of the Oviedo History Harvest in 2015. In the document, the author is asked to describe her favorite memory of Oviedo, Florida. Elizabeth, who was 22 at the time, stated that driving around Downtown Oviedo…

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An oral history of James Marion Jones, conducted by Elizabeth Tammaro on March 19, 2015. Jones, who was born June 19, 1945, grew up in Oviedo, Florida, and had a long career as teacher and assistant principal in Seminole County Public Schools (SCPS).…

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A certificate of membership in the General Federation of Woman's Clubs (GFWC) for the Oviedo Woman's Club (OWC). The certificate was issued on November 26, 1923, and signed by GFWC President Alice Ames Winter and GFWC secretary Lonese T. Hays.The…

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Oviedo High School Best Supporting Actor Golden Bananas Award, 2008. It was awarded to Dane Kolb for his performance as The Wizard in the Oviedo High School Theatre Department's production of the musical comedy, Once Upon a Mattress.Oviedo High…

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An invitation for the 75th anniversary celebration of the Oviedo Woman's Club (OWC), which was founded in 1906 as the Oviedo Magazine Club by seven charter members: H. B. McCall, Edith Meade, Georgia Lee Wheeler, Lillian Lee Lawton, Mattie Aulin…

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An invitation from the Oviedo Woman's Club (OWC) to Mrs. John W. Mace (Mary Mace) to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the club. Mace was the President of the Florida Federation of Women's Clubs (FFWC). Mace was based in Cocoa Beach, Florida.The…

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An invitation from the Oviedo Woman's Club (OWC) to Mrs. Glen A. Mathews to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the club. The Oviedo Woman's Club was founded in 1906 as the Oviedo Magazine Club by seven charter members: H. B. McCall, Edith Meade,…

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Seminole County Public Schools' Teacher Records from 1913 to 1954. When the Seminole County School Board was established in 1913, it began recording teachers' names, ages, certifications, years of experience, number of months contracted, and salaries…

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A ticket for Oviedo High School's Grad Bash for the Class of 2009, held at the Universal Orlando Resort, located at 6000 Universal Boulevard in Orlando, Florida. Oviedo High School is a Seminole County Public School located in Oviedo, Florida.…

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University of Central Florida (UCF) college representative speaking to Oviedo High School seniors during the 1985-1986 school year. The students photographed are Danielle Draper, Sherrie Coleman, Eric Flynn, Lynne Weiss, Chris Cammack, Erik Vick,…

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Oviedo High School senior Keri Burns preparing for graduation in 1986. Oviedo High School is a Seminole County Public School located in Oviedo, Florida. Originally called the Oviedo School, the institution was first established in 1932 as a K-12…

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Oviedo High School football running back Bobo Lowman during the 1985-1986 school year. Oviedo High School is a Seminole County Public School located in Oviedo, Florida. Originally called the Oviedo School, the institution was first established in…

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Oviedo High School powderpuff cheerleaders during the 1985-1986 school year. The male cheerleading squad consisted of Shawn Hartsfield, Bill McLoughlin, Chris Cammack, Pat Westerfield, Brent Bradley, Cliff McCloe, Mike Willette, Eric Flynn, Darrell…

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Oviedo High School senior, Mike Pinard, dressing for graduation in 1986. Oviedo High School is a Seminole County Public School located in Oviedo, Florida. Originally called the Oviedo School, the institution was first established in 1932 as a K-12…

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Oviedo High School freshmen, Leslie Reubusch and Jennifer Pitt, demonstrating 1980s fashion in front of lockers during the 1985-1986 school year. Oviedo High School is a Seminole County Public School located in Oviedo, Florida. Originally called the…

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The Oviedian, a yearbook for the 1943-1944 school year at Oviedo High School. Oviedo High School is a Seminole County Public School located in Oviedo, Florida. Originally called the Oviedo School, the institution was first established in 1932 as a…

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The Oviedian, a yearbook for the 1942-1943 school year at Oviedo High School. Oviedo High School is a Seminole County Public School located in Oviedo, Florida. Originally called the Oviedo School, the institution was first established in 1932 as a…

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Ella Milner in front of the Citizen's Bank of Oviedo, which originally opened on East Broadway Street on July 2, 1946. The land on which the bank sits was originally the Bill Browning celery farm. The Citizens Bank of Oviedo took in over half a…

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An oral history interview of Bernard O. Blackwood, conducted by Alexandra Dobson on March 19, 2015. Blackwood was born on April 9, 1933, and attended the University of Florida (UF) in Gainesville, Florida. After graduating from college, Blackwood…

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A letter from Shlora Bruth to Herly Mae Wainright dated February 13, 1981. In the letter, Bruth declines an invitation to attend the 75th anniversary celebration of the Oviedo Woman's Club (OWC), which was founded in 1906 as the Oviedo Magazine Club…

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In this interview, Ingrid Bryant, a long-time resident of Oviedo, Florida, recalls her experiences growing up and living in this community. Bryant discusses her birth in Munich, Germany, in 1944, during the height of World War II, and her subsequent…

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The Oviedo Marketplace, located at 1700 Oviedo Marketplace Boulevard (present-day Oviedo Mall B oulevard) in Oviedo, Florida, in 2005. The first photograph shows Pizzeria Regina and Cajun Grill. The second photograph features Master Wok,…

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The aftermath of Hurricane Charley in Oviedo, Florida. Hurricane Charley formed on August 9, 2004, and dissipated on August 15. Charley was a Category 4 hurricane that made landfall in southwest Florida and was the strongest hurricane to hit the…

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A letter from Senator Lawton Mainor Chiles, Jr. to Mrs. Brashears and Herly Mae Wainright dated February 13, 1981. In the letter, Senator Chiles declines an invitation to attend the 75th anniversary celebration of the Oviedo Woman's Club (OWC), which…

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The family lineage for the Lawtons of Summer Oaks in Oviedo, Florida. This family tree begins with William Lawton, who was born in England, and continues through to the family of Betty Jean Aulin Reagan. This booklet is missing pages 2, 3, and 5.…

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A document created by Colette Cadwell as part of the Oviedo History Harvest in 2015. In the document, the author is asked to describe her favorite memory of Oviedo, Florida. Cadwell, who was over 65 at the time, stated that her neighbors, especially…

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A building permit for the new clubhouse for the Oviedo Woman's Club (OWC). The permit approved L. L. Faulk and Son has the building contractor for the construction of the new clubhouse. The permit was signed by the town auditor and clerk, Dorothy M.…

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The meeting minutes from the shareholders' meeting of The Oviedo Voice, Inc. held on April 15, 1993. The Oviedo Voice, was the local newspaper that served Oviedo, Florida and its surrounding communities for nearly 23 years. A few of the shareholders'…

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A newspaper article published in The Oviedo Voice on January 2, 2003. The article discusses reforming the city government of Oviedo, Florida. Some members of the Oviedo City Council had proposed reforms to allow the popular election of the Mayor of…

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The Nelson and Company Packing plant and a pre-cooler. The company was originally founded by Steen Nelson and Gus Nelson and called Nelson Brothers. The company changed its name to Nelson and Company after it became a three-way partnership between…

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The Nelson and Company Packing Plant, as well as the Wheeler Fetilizer Company Plant. The company was originally founded by Steen Nelson and Gus Nelson and called Nelson Brothers. The company changed its name to Nelson and Company after it became a…

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The Citizens Bank of Oviedo, which originally opened on East Broadway Street on July 2, 1946. The land on which the bank sits was originally the Bill Browning celery farm. The Citizens Bank of Oviedo took in over half a million dollars in deposits on…

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A newspaper article published by The Oviedo Outlook on July 7, 1971. This article is the publication of an open letter by Oviedo High School band director, Richard A. Feinberg, asking for donations for the marching band. The article also outlines…

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A receipt from the Florida Public Service Company, located at 100 East Central Avenue in Orlando, Florida, for September 3, 1926. The bill was issued to the Oviedo Woman's Club for $2. The Florida Public Service Company provided electric light and…

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A newspaper article about farmer George M. Arie who built a treehouse off State Road 419 in an area known as Arie Corner. The article details how it moved the tree, built the treehouse and where he resided at the time of publication.

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Surveyor and cadastral map of Orange County, Florida, which included present-day Seminole County. This map was created by a Swedish immigrant, J. Otto. Fries, in 1890. Coming to America in 1874, Fries was a respected civil engineer that later…

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A letter from Mrs. G. A. Fulmer to the Oviedo Woman's Club (OWC) dated February 13, 1981. In the letter, Fulmer declines an invitation to attend the 75th anniversary celebration of the Oviedo Woman's Club, which was founded in 1906 as the Oviedo…

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A letter from Senator Paula Fickes Hawkins to the Oviedo Woman's Club (OWC) dated February 12, 1981. In the letter, Senator Hawkins declines an invitation to attend the 75th anniversary celebration of the Oviedo Woman's Club, which was founded in…

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George Lee and Charlotte "Lottie" Lee (1887-1989), sisters from Oviedo, sometime in the late 19th century. George married Benjamin Franklin Wheeler, a prominent citrus grower, celery cultivator, and politician, in 1908. Lottie married Thomas…

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Husband and wife, James Hiram Lee, Sr. (1844-1920) and Laura Agusta Barnett Lee (1851-1940) sometime in the late 19th century. A veteran of the Confederate military, Lee served as an Orange County Commissioner, before Seminole County was established.…

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The Nelson Brothers packinghouse in Downtown Oviedo, Florida, in the early 20th century. The company was originally founded by Steen Nelson and Gus Nelson and called Nelson Brothers. The company changed its name to Nelson and Company after it became…

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Mitchell Hammock Road when it was an unpaved dirt road in Oviedo, Florida, in 1989. Oviedo City Council members signed a deal with Seminole County officials and a developer to pave Mitchell Hammock Road and turn it into a major highway. The…

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Mitchell Hammock Road in 1990, just after being paved. Oviedo City Council members signed a deal with Seminole County officials and a developer to pave Mitchell Hammock Road and turn it into a major highway. The developer, the Anden Group, paid for…

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Mitchell Hammock Road when it was being paved in 1989. Oviedo City Council members signed a deal with Seminole County officials and a developer to pave Mitchell Hammock Road and turn it into a major highway. The developer, the Anden Group, paid for…

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Lockwood Boulevard was a dirt road until 1990, when the City of Oviedo and the Anden Group, a local developer, paved Mitchell Hammock Road between Florida State Road 426 and Lockwood Boulevard, in order to alleviate traffic congestion due to the…

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A watercolor drawing of the Kolb family home in Oviedo, Florida, in 2000. This item was drawn Jacqui Johnson, a neighbor of the Kolbs, as a gift for Julie Kolb, the matriarch of the family.

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A newspaper article published by The Lion's Tale, Oviedo High School's student newspaper, in February of 1984. This article discusses the schedule changes affecting certain English teachers and their students in order to maintain funding from the…

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The children of prominent citrus grower, celery cultivator, and politician Benjamin Franklin Wheeler, Sr. (1878-1954) and George Lee Wheeler in the mid-1920s.. Photographed from left to right are Benjamin Franklin Wheeler, Jr. (1920-2006); Clara Lee…

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A map of Oviedo drawn by Dane Kolb as part of the Oviedo History Harvest in 2015. The map shows various locations in Oviedo, including Red Bug Lake Road, the Oviedo Mall, a cemetery, a school, and Kolb's home. Kolb was 25 at the time that the map was…

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A document created by Dane Kolb as part of the Oviedo History Harvest in 2015. In the document, the author is asked to describe his favorite memory of Oviedo, Florida. Kolb, who was 25 at the time, stated that skating and rollerblading around Lawton…

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A letter from L. L. Faulk & Son to the Oviedo Woman's Club (OWC) regarding a construction contract to build a new clubhouse. The Oviedo Woman's Club, which was founded in 1906 as the Oviedo Magazine Club by seven charter members: H. B. McCall,…

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A history written by Lillian Della Lee Lawton (1882-1977) chronicling the history of the Oviedo Woman's Club (OWC), which was founded in 1906 as the Oviedo Magazine Club by seven charter members: H. B. McCall, Edith Meade, Georgia Lee Wheeler,…

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A letter from Lillian Della Lee Lawton (1882-1977) to the President and members of the Oviedo Women's Club. In the letter, Lawton reports the purchases and finances of the Park Committee.The Oviedo Woman's Club was founded in 1906 as the Oviedo…

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A history of Joseph Lawton (1753-1815), who was the son of William Lawton of England and Mary Sams. Lawton was born on his father's Plantation, Steamboat Creek, on Edisto Island, South Carolina on October 18, 1753. By 1774, Lawton moved his family to…

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A history written by Helen Leinhart chronicling the history of the Oviedo Woman's Club (OWC), which was founded in 1906 as the Oviedo Magazine Club by seven charter members: H. B. McCall, Edith Meade, Georgia Lee Wheeler, Lillian Lee Lawton, Mattie…

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A letter from Dodie Livingston to the Oviedo Woman's Club (OWC) dated March 11, 1981. On behalf of President Ronald Reagan, Livingston congratulates club members on the 75th anniversary celebration of the Oviedo Woman's Club, which was founded in…

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A newspaper photograph about a homemade hat fashion show hosted by the Oviedo Woman's Club (OWC). Photographed in the front row, from left to right, are Janet Foley, Lynn Nemec, and Louise Martin. In the second row, from left to right, are Nancy…

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A newspaper article about a surprise mortgage burning ceremony for the Oviedo Woman's Club (OWC). Harden Webb, the Executive Vice President of the Citizens Bank of Oviedo, joined the club members to burn the mortgage for the clubhouse, which began in…

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A newspaper article written by Erin Machaby and published by The Oviedo Voice in February of 2006. The article discusses the 75th anniversary celebration the Oviedo Woman's Club (OWC), held on February 10. OWC members were joined by members of the…

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A newspaper article about the opening of the new clubhouse for the Oviedo Woman's Club (OWC), which was founded in 1906 as the Oviedo Magazine Club by seven charter members: H. B. McCall, Edith Meade, Georgia Lee Wheeler, Lillian Lee Lawton, Mattie…

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A newspaper article detailing Oviedo centennial celebrations at Oviedo High School on March 9, 1979. Senator Richard Bernard Stone was in attendance for the fesitivities and helped to crown Mae King and B. F. Wheeler Jr., manager of the Wheeler…

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An oral history interview of Ima Jean Bostick Yarborough, conducted by Joseph Morris on November 10, 2011. Yarborough was born on August 2, 1935 in Ocala, Florida, but spent much of her adult life working in the cattle industry in Geneva. In the…

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A newspaper column published by The Oviedo Outlook on May 26, 1977. "Over the Coffee" was a weekly column by Donna Neely and Ralph Neely. This week's column discussed the work of archaeologist Dr. Ron Wallace of Florida Technological University (FTU)…

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The Oviedo Heritage, a supplement for The Oviedo Outlook, published on June 30, 1977. This article, by Donna Neely of the Oviedo Historical Society, chronicles the history of Oviedo, Florida. According to the article, Oviedo began on the south shore…

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The Oviedo Heritage, a supplement for The Oviedo Outlook, published on June 30, 1977. This article chronicles the history of the Citizens Bank of Oviedo, which Originally opened on East Broadway Street on July 2, 1946. The land on which the bank sits…

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The Oviedo Heritage, a supplement for The Oviedo Outlook, published on June 30, 1977. This article, by Randy Noles, briefly describes the life of Dr. Theodore Luqueer Mead (1852-1936), who was famous for hybridizing orchids, amaryllis, and caladiums.…

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This is the dedication from former members of the Oviedo Black Hawks baseball team for Harry "Big Newt" Homer, Sr. Boston, who was an integral part of Oviedo's African-American community. Originally from Valdosta, Georgia, he graduate from Valdosta…

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A newspaper article about the origin of the names of various Florida towns. According to the article, Oviedo and Seville after respective cities in Spain. Andrew Aulin, Sr. (1843-1918), the Swedish immigrant credited with naming Oviedo, was appointed…

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An account ledger for the R. W. Estes Celery Company, Estes' personal accounts, and the personal accounts of Estes' wife, Ruth H. Estes. R. W. Estes Celery Company was a celery growing and shipping business in Oviedo, Florida. The R. W. Estes Celery…

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A Sunday school picnic at Clifton Springs located near Lake Jesup in Oviedo, Florida. Although the caption states that the photograph was likely take around 1912, the precise date has been determined to be November 12, 1910. Some of the individuals…

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An oral history interview of Bettye Jean Aulin Reagan, conducted by Rebecca Schwandt on April 2, 2015. Born January 27, 1934, Reagan is the granddaughter of Andrew Aulin, Sr. (1843-1918), who is credited with naming Oviedo, Florida. In this oral…

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A painting by Bettye Reagan, a local artist in Central Florida, inspired by a photograph of the Nelson and Company Packing Plant in 1913. The business was originally founded by Steen Nelson and Gus Nelson and called Nelson Brothers. The company…

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A painting created by Bettye Reagan, a local artist in Central Florida, in 1996. The painting was inspired by photograph of a Sunday school picnic at Clifton Springs located near Lake Jesup in Oviedo, Florida, on November 12, 1910. Some of the…

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A painting by Bettye Reagan, a local artist in Central Florida, inspired by a photograph of Joe Lee, an African-American laborer, with Blue Goose celery at Charles Simeon Lee, Sr.'s farm in Oviedo, Florida, in 1928. The two Lees were of no relation.…

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A painting by Bettye Reagan, a local artist in Central Florida, inspired by a photograph of the Whitney-Wolcott House, located at 6297 Lake Charm Circle, near Lake Charm in Oviedo, Florida. After buying property from Dr. Henry Foster in 1886, Calvin…

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A painting by Bettye Reagan, a local artist in Central Florida, inspired by a photograph of Downtown Oviedo, Florida sometime, between 1880 and 1919. The painting depicts two past businesses located on Broadway: Peters Shoes and J. B. Jones and…

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A painting by Bettye Reagan, a local artist in Central Florida, inspired by a photograph of the Lawton General Store Oviedo, Florida sometime between 1900 and 1939. The store was run by two brothers: Thomas Willington Lawton (1882-1963) and Winborn…

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The Oviedo Garage, a complete automotive service business located at 139 North Central Avenue in Downtown Oviedo, Florida, operated by Bob Slavik and Helen Slavik. The garage was built within the first decade after the end of World War II. The…

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A painting by Bettye Reagan, a local artist in Central Florida, inspired by a photograph of men, possibly students, playing baseball in front of the Oviedo School, located at 601 King Street in Oviedo, Florida, in the 1940s. The school was first…

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A painting by Bettye Reagan, a local artist in Central Florida, inspired by a photograph of the first bridge built across the Wekiva River. The Wekiva River, sometimes spelled Wekiwa, in a river originating in Apopka and joining the St. Johns River.…