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Minutes of a monthly meeting of the Orlando Ministerial Association. The meeting was held on October 30, 1958, at the First Unitarian Church of Orlando. This meeting is notable for being the first annually held business meeting. The first topic…

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Minutes of a monthly meeting of the Orlando Ministerial Association. The meeting was held on October 2, 1958, at the Y.M.C.A in Orlando, Florida. The first topic discussed was an election of permanent officers that would take place on October 20,…

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Minutes of a monthly meeting of the Orlando Ministerial Association. The meeting was held on June 5, 1958, at the Y.M.C.A. in Orlando, Florida. The focus of this meeting was the bombings of a synagogue and African-American school that took place in…

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Proposed charter for the Orlando Ministerial Association, which was a group of white, black and Jewish clergymen whose goal was to meet the social, moral and religious problems of Orlando. The association was open to people of all races and creeds,…

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A typewritten card containing the schedule of the Liberal Religious Youth, which was an autonomous youth group affiliated with the Unitarian Universalist Association. The group had a presence in Orlando and was responsible for organizing and…

Oral History of Debbie Simmons.pdf
An oral history interview of Debbie Simmons, the co-owner of Shelbie Press and a founding member of the Metropolitan Business Association (MBA), an organization supporting LGBTQ businesses in Orlando, FL. As MBA president, she also helped found Come…

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Pride and Prejudice Display Outline - V2.pdf
A planning document for a display at the Orange County Regional History Center in Orlando, Florida. The exhibition, entitled "Pride, Prejudice and Protest", chronicles the history of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender community, sharing the…

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A flyer for a history harvest conducted by the GLBT History Museum of Central Florida and the University of Central Florida's RICHES program on January 14, 2017. The harvest was held at The LGBT Center of Central Florida, located at 946 North Mills…

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A painting by Mattie L. Starke, who was a librarian and Jones High School. The painting hangs in the Jones High School Located in the Parramore/Lorna Doone neighborhood of downtown Orlando, Jones High School was the first area public school for…

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The Jones High School Historical Society Inc. was formed in 1995 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the schools founding in 1895. The historical society opened and maintains a museum on site at Jones High School. James “Chief” Wilson and…

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A graduating class at Jones High School. Located in the Parramore/Lorna Doone neighborhood of downtown Orlando, Jones High School was the first area public school for African-Americans. The original building was located on the corner of Garland…

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Jones High School in 1985. The photograph appeared in the Jones High School yearbook that year. Located in the Parramore/Lorna Doone neighborhood of downtown Orlando, Jones High School was the first area public school for African-Americans. The…

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A Jones High School classroom in 1972. The photograph appeared in the 1972 Jones High School yearbook. Located in the Parramore/Lorna Doone neighborhood of downtown Orlando, Jones High School was the first area public school for African-Americans.…

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An integrated class assembly at Jones High School in 1970. The photograph appeared in the Jones High School yearbook that year. Located in the Parramore/Lorna Doone neighborhood of downtown Orlando, Jones High School was the first area public school…

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Newspaper collage from the 1970 Jones High School yearbook. The articles describe a lottery in which teachers' names were drawn from a fishbowl to determine which school they would be assigned to. The county implemented this policy after the courts…

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Newspaper collage from the 1970 Jones High School yearbook. The articles describe the Orange County teachers strike of 1969, in which 27 teachers stayed home in protest of the county's decision to move black students to white schools and convert…

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On March 6th, 1964, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. came to Orlando and gave a speech at Tinker Field. Appearing in the photograph at the steps of the Shiloh Baptist Church in Orlando from left to right is John Truesdell, Frank O’Neill, Mabel…

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Jones High School Home Economics class in 1957. The photograph appeared in the 1957 Jones High School yearbook. Located in the Parramore/Lorna Doone neighborhood of downtown Orlando, Jones High School was the first area public school for…

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Jones High School in the 1970s. A sign reads, "Welcome to Jones High School", and a school bus and several cars are parked outside. Located in the Parramore/Lorna Doone neighborhood of downtown Orlando, Jones High School was the first area public…

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Jones High School in 1962. The aerial view of the high school was featured in the Sixteenth Annual North State Band Festival Program for the Florida Association of Band Directors. Located in the Parramore/Lorna Doone neighborhood of downtown Orlando,…

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Jones High School in 1957. Located in the Parramore/Lorna Doone neighborhood of downtown Orlando, Jones High School was the first area public school for African-Americans. The original building was located on the corner of Garland Avenue and Church…

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Jones High School in the 1940s. Located in the Parramore/Lorna Doone neighborhood of downtown Orlando, Jones High School was the first area public school for African-Americans. The original building was located on the corner of Garland Avenue and…

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Jones High School's twelfth grade class of 1931. This was the first class to go through all 12 years at the renamed school. Located in the Parramore/Lorna Doone neighborhood of downtown Orlando, Jones High School was the first area public school for…

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Jones High School students from the 1920s. Three rows of 29 male students pose in front of the school. The boys all wear hats and one holds and American flag. Located in the Parramore/Lorna Doone neighborhood of downtown Orlando, Jones High School…

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Jones High School's tenth grade class of 1928. Three rows of 16 children pose in front of the school with a teacher and Principal L.C. Jones. Located in the Parramore/Lorna Doone neighborhood of downtown Orlando, Jones High School was the first area…

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L.C. Jones, principal of Jones High School in Orlando, Florida, from 1912-1931. When Jones became principal of what was then known as the Johnson Academy, the first area public school for African-Americans was located on the corner of Chatham Avenue…

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Teachers at the Johnson Academy. Standing from left to right is Mr. Gruggie, Mrs. Douglas, Mrs. Crooms, Mrs. Jackson, Mrs. Hill and Mrs. Hopkins. Sitting from left to right is Mrs. Proctor, Mrs. Henderson, Professor Jones, Mrs. Murrell and Mrs.…

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Lorenzo Phillips, principal of Jones High School in Orlando, Florida, from 2003-2006. With the support of Blue Cross Blue Shield and Florida State University, Phillips helped the Medical Arts Magnet make enormous strides. Located in the…

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Andrew Jenkins, principal of Jones High School in Orlando, Florida, from 1999-2003. During his tenure, Jenkins served as President of the Orange County Association of Secondary School Principals, oversaw the establishment of the Academy of Business…

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Eddie Sneed, principal of Jones High School in Orlando, Florida, from 1991-1999. During his tenure, Sneed over the conversion of the wood shop to a technology lab, curriculum expansion and the opening of the Jones High School Historical Museum.…

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Victoria Johnson, principal of Jones High School in Orlando, Florida, from 1990-1991. During her one term, high school competency test scores rose significantly. Located in the Parramore/Lorna Doone neighborhood of downtown Orlando, Jones High School…

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Clara Walters, principal of Jones High School in Orlando, Florida, from 1981-1990. During her administration, Walters expanded the Foreign Language Department, renovated the auditorium, and added a guidance suite. Located in the Parramore/Lorna Doone…

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Henry C. Wright, principal of Jones High School in Orlando, Florida, from 1975-1981. During his tenure, Wright expanded the curriculum and some of the school's buildings. Located in the Parramore/Lorna Doone neighborhood of downtown Orlando, Jones…

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Wilbur S. Gary, principal of Jones High School in Orlando, Florida, from 1968-1975. During the 1969-1970 school year, the courts ordered the desegregation of all schools. Orange county teachers were randomly assigned to schools throughout the county.…

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Claudius J. Manigault, principal of Jones High School in Orlando, Florida, from 1964-1968. During his tenure, Manigault oversaw several expansions of the school and the addition of sports facilities. Located in the Parramore/Lorna Doone neighborhood…

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Cecil W. Boston, principal of Jones High School in Orlando, Florida, from 1954-1964. Boston developed a Diversified Cooperative Training Program that allowed students to attend classes in the mornings and work in vocational jobs in the afternoons.…

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Cullen Banks, principal of Jones High School in Orlando, Florida, from 1935-1954. During his tenure, the Orange County School Board built a new school building at 801 South Rio Grande Avenue, which is the current location of the school. Located in…

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A.J. Polk, principal of Jones High School in Orlando, Florida, from 1932-1935. While he was principal, the Board of Education built Kentucky Street School, which later became Holden Street Elementary School, and students from first to sixth grade…

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L.C. Jones, principal of Jones High School in Orlando, Florida, from 1912-1931. When Jones became principal of what was then known as the Johnson Academy, the first area public school for African-Americans was located on the corner of Chatham Avenue…

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The twentieth issue of the ninth volume of The Watermark was published on September 26, 2002 and continued coverage of Florida politicians running for state and federal legislative seats. This issue highlights the platforms of U.S. House District 13…

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The nineteenth issue of the ninth volume of The Watermark was published on September 12, 2002, primarily highlighting the effect Florida politicians might have on the Central Florida LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer/Questioning, and…

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WMC012.18.pdf
The eighteenth issue in the twelfth volume of The Watermark was published for September 8-21, 2005. This issue covered a variety of issues and events affecting the LGBTQ+ community in the Central Florida area. The main story focuses on home decor and…

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The eighteenth issue of the ninth volume of The Watermark was published on August 29, 2002, and was the newspaper's annual arts coverage edition. The cover story features two lesbian filmmakers, who would debut their collaboration film, Butch Spa…

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WMC012.17.pdf
The seventeenth issue in the twelfth volum of The Watermark was published on August 25, 2005 Since 1994, The Watermark has been the cornerstone source of LGBTQ+ centered news for the Central Florida region. Founded by Tom Dyer in Orlando, the…

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WMC008.20.pdf
The twentieth issue in the eighth volume of The Watermark was published on September 27, 2001 and came after the tragic events of September 11, 2001. Throughout the issue, many columns focused on the tragedy, highlighting the experiences and…

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WMC004.20.pdf
The twentieth issue in the fourth volume of The Watermark was published on October 2, 1997, and covers relevant news in the LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer/Questioning, and others) community. The cover story features the discrepancy in…

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WMC004.17.pdf
The seventeenth issue in the fourth volume of The Watermark was published on August 21, 1997, and featured a broad range of recent developments and interesting stories in the LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer/Questioning, and others)…

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Original photograph of handmade signs placed along a sidewalk outside the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts to commemorate the victims of the Pulse Nightclub shooting. The signs contain various words of support, love and empathy. was held…

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Original photograph of memorial items at a vigil that was held for the victims of the Pulse Nightclub shooting. The event was held at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts at 445 South Magnolia Avenue in Orlando, Florida, on June 13, 2016.…

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Original photograph of a handmade sign placed at a vigil that was held for the victims of the Pulse Nightclub shooting. The sign is reads, "If We Stand Together Hope Will Find A Way." The words are painted in black and the background is the colors of…

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Original photograph of a large crowd that gathered for a vigil that was held for the victims of the Pulse Nightclub shooting. The event was held at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts at 445 South Magnolia Avenue in Orlando, Florida, on…

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Original photograph of a banner displayed in the front of Orlando's City Hall building. The banner contains a photograph of the city skyline, Lake Eola and the hashtag phrase "#OrlandoUnited." The photo was taken during a vigil that was held for the…

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Original photograph of three bouquets of flowers laid on the ground at a vigil that was held for the victims of the Pulse Nightclub shooting. The event was held at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts at 445 South Magnolia Avenue in…

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Original photograph of Orlando Mayor John Hugh "Buddy" Dyer speaking at a vigil that was held for the victims of the Pulse Nightclub shooting. The event was held at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts at 445 South Magnolia Avenue in…

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Original aerial photograph of a vigil that was held for the victims of the Pulse Nightclub shooting. The event was held at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts at 445 South Magnolia Avenue in Orlando, Florida, on June 13, 2016. A crowd is…

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Original photographs of a painting of a heart with the names of all the victims of a mass shooting that occurred at Pulse nightclub. The canvas painting was placed in front of the club as a tribute to the victims. Pulse was located at 1912 South…

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Original photographs of a mural painted on St. Matthew's Tavern in tribute to the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting. 49 white ribbons, each representing one of the victims, are hung on a palm tree next to the front door. Located at 1300 North…

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Original photographs of two rainbow flags placed in front of Pulse nightclub in memorial to the victims of the mass shooting that occurred there. The rainbow flag is a symbol of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) pride and the LGBT social…

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Original photograph of a sign in front of Pulse nightclub containing the club's name and logo. The sign is surrounded by candles, keepsakes, stuffed animals, photographs of victims, drawings, paintings, flowers, arts and crafts, which were placed in…

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Original photograph of a rainbow colored banner posted by the City of Orlando on a streetlight post on Orange Avenue, down the street from Pulse nightclub. The banner reads, "Orlando United. #OrlandoUnited. Downtown South". Pulse was located at 1912…

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Original photographs of two notices posted for mourners in front of Pulse nightclub after a mass shooting occurred there. Both notices contain a rainbow colored logo of the Lake Eola fountain in the bottom right corner with the caption,…

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Original photographs of a billboard in The Milk District of downtown Orlando, Florida. The mural features a portrait of singer-songwriter Marvin Gaye in front of a rainbow, along with a quote of his that says, "For only love can conquer hate." The…

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Original photographs of a temporary fence erected around Pulse nightclub after a mass shooting occurred there. The chain link fence contains a black tarp with messages written on it along with flags, posters, and other tribute items left there by…

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Original photograph of a large white cooler in front of Pulse nightclub. Messages are written on the cooler, which also has a sign taped to it that says, "FREE COLD WATER". Pulse was located at 1912 South Orange Avenue in Orlando, Florida. Pulse was…

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Original photographs of memorial items placed in front of Pulse nightclub in tribute to the victims of the mass shooting that occurred there. Among the items are photographs, stuffed animals, homemade signs, art, candles, banners, t-shirts, flags,…

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Original photographs of two groups of novena prayer candles placed in front of Pulse nightclub in tribute to the victims of the mass shooting that occurred there. Among the candles are keepsakes, stuffed animals, photographs of victims, drawings,…

PattySheehanOralHistory.pdf
An oral history interview of Patty Sheehan, Orlando’s first openly gay city commissioner. The interview was conducted by Kalynn Smith at Sheehan’s offices at Orlando City Hall in Orlando, Florida, on April 11th, 2017. Some of the topics covered…

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GLBT00009.pdf
The ninth issue of The Watermark was published on January 6-19, 2000, and focuses on community issues with the LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer/Questioning, and others) movement. The main topics covered in this issue include a letter from…

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The eighth issue of The Watermark was published on March 5, 1995, and focuses on community issues with the LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer/Questioning, and others) movement. The main topics discussed in this issue include Olympic athlete…

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The second issue of volume two of The Watermark was published on January 25, 1995, and focuses on community issues with the LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer/Questioning, and others) movement. The main topics discussed in this issue are…

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An oral history interview of Reverend Margaret E. “Peggy” Howland, a member of the Orlando Gay Chorus and a former Presbyterian minister. The interview was conducted by Geoffrey Cravero at the interviewee’s residence in Orlando, Florida, on…

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An oral history interview of Richard Lamberty, a member of the Orlando Gay Chorus, same-sex ballroom dancer, and software developer. This interview was conducted by Geoffrey Cravero at the Center for Humanities and Digital Research at the University…

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An oral history interview of Joel Strack, one of the founding members of the Orlando Gay Chorus. The interview was conducted by Tyler Campbell in the conference room at the Center for Humanities and Digital Research (CHDR) at the University of…

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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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The swimming pool at Travelodge Orlando-Sky Lake, which was located at 7101 South Orange Blossom Trail (OBT), just north of the Bee Line Toll Road, in Orlando, Florida.. The hotel was constructed in 1970 by Hymen Lake and is currently in operation as…

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A hotel room at Travelodge Orlando-Sky Lake, which was located at 7101 South Orange Blossom Trail (OBT), just north of the Bee Line Toll Road, in Orlando, Florida.. The hotel was constructed in 1970 by Hymen Lake and is currently in operation as the…

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Travelodge Orlando-Sky Lake was located at 7101 South Orange Blossom Trail (OBT), just north of the Bee Line Toll Road, in Orlando, Florida.. The hotel was constructed in 1970 by Hymen Lake and is currently in operation as the Royal Inn. Photographs…

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Travelodge Orlando-Sky Lake was located at 7101 South Orange Blossom Trail (OBT), just north of the Bee Line Toll Road, in Orlando, Florida.. The hotel was constructed in 1970 by Hymen Lake and is currently in operation as the Royal Inn. Photographs…

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Travelodge Orlando-Sky Lake was located at 7101 South Orange Blossom Trail (OBT), just north of the Bee Line Toll Road, in Orlando, Florida.. The hotel was constructed in 1970 by Hymen Lake and is currently in operation as the Royal Inn. Photographs…

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Construction at 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 sold…

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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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A grid map of various unincorporated communities south of Orlando, Florida. Such communities include Edgewood, Pine Castle, Conway, Belle Isle, and Taft. Other notable sites on the map include the Orlando International Airport and the Martin Andersen…

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A grid map of Orlando, Florida, showing what appears to be the proposed site for the Sky Lake, a residential community and unincorporated area. It is located approximately seven miles south of Downtown Orlando between Lancaster Road and Sand Lake…

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The StreamLines, a newsletter published by the East Central Florida Regional Planning Council (ECFRPC), for March 1977.This newsletter discusses workshops held by the ECFRPC reviewing financial concerns related to water management, as well as ongoing…

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Mayor Bob Carr (1899-1967), who served as the Mayor of Orlando, Florida, from 1956 to 1967. Mayor Carr is best known for being the first mayor in Orlando to promote civil rights while in office. He was also the first mayor to hire minority police…

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Mayor Carl T. Langford's (1918-2011) gavel, which was used to bring Orlando City Council meetings to order. The gavel is made of wood, with a metal ring attaching the handle to the head of the gavel. Mayor Langford shepherded Orlando, Florida,…

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The Orlando City Hall in Downtown Orlando, Florida, in the 1960s or 1970s. During that same decade, Orlando experienced a population boom. Due to this increase in population, the city needed to expand its public buildings to accommodate the changes…

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The Orlando Steam Laundry Company, located at 43 West Concord Avenue, and Dixie Kuhr’s Dixie Sales & Service in Orlando, Florida. Orlando Steam Laundry Co. was first established in 1900 and was officially incorporated on January 1, 1923. While…

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A Minnesota Twins baseball cap. The Minnesota Twins have been part of the history of Orlando, Florida, since 1936. Originally, this baseball club was founded in 1901 as the Washington Senators. The Washington Senators spent 34 years in 11 different…