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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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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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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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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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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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