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Laurel Oak Court in Sky Lake, located approximately seven miles south of Downtown Orlando, Florida, between Lancaster Road and Sand Lake Road. The Sky Lake residential community was developed in late 1950s and 1960s by Hymen Lake. Houses originally…

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A house in Sky Lake, located approximately seven miles south of Downtown Orlando, Florida, between Lancaster Road and Sand Lake Road. It is unclear as to what street this house was located along. The Sky Lake residential community was developed in…

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Houses in Sky Lake, located approximately seven miles south of Downtown Orlando, Florida, between Lancaster Road and Sand Lake Road. It is unclear as to what street(s) these houses were located along. The Sky Lake residential community was developed…

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Sky Lake, located approximately seven miles south of Downtown Orlando, Florida, between Lancaster Road and Sand Lake Road. This residential community was developed in late 1950s and 1960s by Hymen Lake. Houses originally sold in the range of $10,000…

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Sky Lake, located approximately seven miles south of Downtown Orlando, Florida, between Lancaster Road and Sand Lake Road. This residential community was developed in late 1950s and 1960s by Hymen Lake. Houses originally sold in the range of $10,000…

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Home under construction on Silver Drive in Downtown Orlando, Florida. During the 1950s and 1960s, Orlando underwent one of the biggest building booms within its history. The 1952 census of the city registered a total of 18,513 housing units within…

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McElroy Apartments was originally a building owned by Sylvan McElroy Sr., whose family was one of the first settlers in Orlando, Florida, arriving in 1881. McElroy attended Rollins Academy (present-day Rollins College) in Winter Park, the Stetson…

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The home of Dedra Jenkins in the Parramore neighborhood of Downtown Orlando, Florida, in 1995. Jenkins ran a village home called Bwerani House from 2000 to 2009.Bordered on the east by Division Street and on the west by Orange Blossom Trail (OBT),…

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A group of 13 young children in front of Dedra Jenkins' house in the Parramore neighborhood of Downtown Orlando, Florida. From the lower right, moving counter clockwise, the children in the photo are: Demetrius Jenkins, Jr.; the eldest son of…

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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…

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A phase two site plan showing the layout of the Sky Lake South neighborhood. Sky Lake is a residential community and unincorporated area in Orange County, Florida. It is located approximately seven miles south of Downtown Orlando between Lancaster…

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The main entrance to the Sky Lake, a residential community and unincorporated area in Orange County, Florida. The entrance is located at the intersection of Lancaster Road and Voltaire Drive. Sky Lake is located approximately seven miles south of…

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An aerial view from 1959, likely depicting the land that would be used to developed Sky Lake, Florida. The second photograph is annotated to identify the surrounded roads, including Lancaster Road, Oak Ridge Road, and U.S. Route 441 (US 441), also…

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An aerial view from 1958, likely depicting the land that would be used to developed Sky Lake, Florida. The second photograph is annotated to identify the surrounded roads, including Lancaster Road, Oak Ridge Road, and U.S. Route 441 (US 441), also…

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Sky Lake, Florida, during its early phases of construction in 1960. Sky Lake is a residential community and unincorporated area in Orange County, Florida. It is located approximately seven miles south of Downtown Orlando between Lancaster Road and…

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An aerial photograph showing the Bee Line Mall and its surrounding areas in 1966. The photograph is annotated to show the surrounding roadways, Sky Lake, Oak Ridge, Candlelight Park, the Gold Key Inn, Piccadilly Restaurant, and Travelodge. Sky Lake…

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A south view of Sky Lake, Florida, in 1966. The second photograph is annotated to identify the Beeline Mall, Publix, Oak Ridge and Oak Ridge II, Sky Bowl, Orlando Central Park, Oak Ridge High School, and Candlelight Park. The roadway at the bottom of…

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The Voltaire Drive entrance to Sky Lake, located off of Lancaster Road. The shot angle was due north of the entrance. Sky Lake is a residential community and unincorporated area in Orange County, Florida. It is located approximately seven miles south…

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A southwest view of Sky Lake, Florida, in 1963. Sky Lake is a residential community and unincorporated area in Orange County, Florida. It is located approximately seven miles south of Downtown Orlando between Lancaster Road and Sand Lake Road. The…

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The Voltaire Drive entrance to Sky Lake, located off of Lancaster Road. The shot angle was due north of the entrance. Sky Lake is a residential community and unincorporated area in Orange County, Florida. It is located approximately seven miles south…

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An aerial view of Sky Bowl in Sky Lake, Florida, in the 1960s. Sky Bowl was built in 1961 and is still in operation today as AMF Sky Lane. The road pictured in the forefront of the photograph is U.S. Route 441 (US 441), also known as Orange Blossom…

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The entrance to the Oak Ridge portion of the residential development in Sky Lake, Florida. The cross street on the left is Sand Lake Road. Sky Lake is a residential community and unincorporated area located approximately seven miles south of Downtown…

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The Sky View Center, a Shell gas station, and a 7-Eleven convenience store in Sky Lake, a residential community and unincorporated area in Orange County, Florida. The divided highway at the foreground is most likely U.S. Route 441 (US 441), also…

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Two unidentified portions of Sky Lake, a residential community and unincorporated area in Orange County, Florida, in the 1960s. It is located approximately seven miles south of Downtown Orlando between Lancaster Road and Sand Lake Road. The community…

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A closeup aerial of homes in the Oak Ridge II phase of Sky Lake, which was located in the southern part of the development, in the 1960s. Sky Lake is a residential community and unincorporated area in Orange County, Florida. It is located…

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The residential development in Sky Lake, Florida, in the 1960s. The first aerial photograph is taken from the north and has been annotated to show the location of the Publix Supermarket and U.S. Route 441 (US 441), also known as Orange Blossom Trail…

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William Lyons Home, Inc. is a California-based, residential home builder. William Lyons, a former U.S. Air Force pilot, founded the company in 1954, then called Luxury Homes. In 1968, William Lyons Home's architect design coordinator, Phil Hove,…

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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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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 Whitney built his Victorian Revival-style, two-story winter home near Lake Charm. Whitney,…

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A postcard depicting Pink House in the French Quarter of Charleston, South Carolina. This historic house was constructed with pink Bermuda stone between 1694 and 1712. The structure was used as a tavern in the 1750s, a house in the 1780s, an art…

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A postcard depicting Rainbow Row, a series of 13 historic houses in Charleston, South Carolina. During the 1930s and the 1940s, the houses were painted pastel colors, coining the name Rainbow Row.This postcard is part of a collection of postcards…

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A postcard depicting the sword gate at the Simonton House in Charleston, South Carolina. While the gateway was added between 1815 and 1820, the house itself was built in 1776This postcard is part of a collection of postcards kept by Lucile Campbell,…

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A postcard depicting a typical home in in Charleston, South Carolina. This postcard is part of a collection of postcards kept by Lucile Campbell, a schoolteacher in Sanford, Florida, for 30 years. In 1931, she took advantage of a special rate for…

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The Maitland News was a local newspaper originally published by the Maitland Realty Company (and later by the Maitland News Company) which began circulation in April 1926. This edition features articles on topics such as the election of Chamber of…

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The Maitland News was a local newspaper originally published by the Maitland Realty Company (and later by the Maitland News Company) which began circulation in April 1926. This edition features articles on topics such as an increase in the Chamber of…

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The Maitland News was a local newspaper originally published by the Maitland Realty Company (and later by the Maitland News Company) which began circulation in April 1926. This edition features articles on topics such as Maitland's efforts to obtain…

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The Maitland News was a local newspaper originally published by the Maitland Realty Company (and later by the Maitland News Company) which began circulation in April 1926. This edition features articles on topics such as the opening of a new cash…

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The Maitland News was a local newspaper originally published by the Maitland Realty Company (and later by the Maitland News Company) which began circulation in April 1926. This edition features articles on topics such as plans for a new highway, the…

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The Maitland News was a local newspaper originally published by the Maitland Realty Company (and later by the Maitland News Company) which began circulation in April 1926. This edition features articles on topics such as building permits, road…

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The Maitland News was a local newspaper originally published by the Maitland Realty Company (and later by the Maitland News Company) which began circulation in April 1926. This edition features articles on topics such as the opening of a cash…

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The Maitland News was a local newspaper originally published by the Maitland Realty Company (and later by the Maitland News Company) which began circulation in April 1926. This edition features articles on topics such as the organization of the city…

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The Maitland News was a local newspaper originally published by the Maitland Realty Company (and later by the Maitland News Company) which began circulation in April 1926. This edition features articles on topics such as the completion of the city…

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The Maitland News was a local newspaper originally published by the Maitland Realty Company (and later by the Maitland News Company) which began circulation in April 1926. This edition features articles on topics such as a new fruit marketing company…

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The Maitland News was a local newspaper originally published by the Maitland Realty Company (and later by the Maitland News Company) which began circulation in April 1926. This edition features articles on topics such as the town council voting on…

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The Maitland News was a local newspaper originally published by the Maitland Realty Company (and later by the Maitland News Company) which began circulation in April 1926. This edition features articles on topics such as the awarding of street paving…

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The Maitland News was a local newspaper originally published by the Maitland Realty Company (and later by the Maitland News Company) which began circulation in April 1926. This edition features articles on topics such as the Maitland Hill school…

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A booklet, compiled by the Oviedo Historical Society, featuring historic houses and buildings in Oviedo, Florida. The booklet features historic buildings constructed before 1960, just before the period of expanded housing developments in Oviedo. The…

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A newspaper article written by Megan Sladek and published by The Oviedo Voice in February of 2006. The article is about the Winter Springs City Commission's plans to build additional townhouses in Western Winter Springs along Sheppard Road. The…

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A newspaper article published by The Central Florida Press on June 20, 1930. The article reports construction figures compiled by the state hotel commission for the month of May. According to the article, the total sum of money expended for the…

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A newspaper advertisement for Vista Del Mar, an oceanfront adult condominium located at 5400 Florida State Road A1A in Vero Beach, Florida. According to the ad, which was published in 1974, real estate developers were planning an adult condo…

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The Maitland News was a local newspaper originally published by the Maitland Realty Company (and later by The Maitland News Company) which began circulation in April 1926. This edition features articles on topics such as the paving of streets, a…

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The Maitland News was a local newspaper originally published by the Maitland Realty Company (and later by The Maitland News Company) which began circulation in April 1926. This edition features articles on topics such as a tropical storm,…

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The Maitland News was a local newspaper originally published by the Maitland Realty Company (and later by The Maitland News Company) which began circulation in April 1926. This edition features articles on topics such as the passing of a pioneer…

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The Maitland News was a local newspaper originally published by the Maitland Realty Company (and later by The Maitland News Company) which began circulation in April 1926. This edition features articles on topics such as new management at the…

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The Maitland News was a local newspaper originally published by the Maitland Realty Company (and later by The Maitland News Company) which began circulation in April 1926. This edition features articles on topics such as airplane maps of Maitland, a…

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The Maitland News was a local newspaper originally published by the Maitland Realty Company (and later by The Maitland News Company) which began circulation in April 1926. This edition features articles on topics such as plans to erect a new…

Episode 45 of A History of Central Florida podcasts: Diploma Plate. RICHES Podcast Documentaries are short form narrative documentaries that explore Central Florida history and are locally produced. These podcasts can involve the participation or…

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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…

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The residence located at 235 North Lakeview Avenue in the Bumby subdivision of Winter Garden Florida. Constructed around 1938, platted by Henry "Harry" Edward Bumby (1870-1941) in 1923, this building a classic example of the Tudor Revival-style of…

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The Black Building, located at 101-121 West Plant Street in Winter Garden, Florida. This two-story brick Masonry Vernacular commercial building was constructed in 1921 by a businessman and citrus grower from Clermont named Robert E. Black. It…

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The one-and-one-half-story bungalow is located at 205 North Lakeview Avenue in Winter Garden, Florida. Built in 1919, this structure historically associated with Henry "Harry" Edward Bumby (1870-1941), the developer of the subdivision in which it is…

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An original letter of correspondence between Joshua Coffin Chase and his nephew, Franklin W. Chase. Topics discussed in the letter include Joshua's gratitude for the fruit and alligator pears Franklin gave him, the discrepancies in the Isleworth…

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An original letter of correspondence between brothers and business partners Joshua Coffin Chase and Sydney Octavius Chase. Topics discussed in the letter include obtaining maps of Orange County from the Orange County Chamber of Commerce, obtaining…

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Episode 44 of RICHES Podcast Documentaries: The Construction of Inequality: Politics and Influence on I-4. RICHES Podcast Documentaries are short form narrative documentaries that explore Central Florida history and are locally produced. These…