Orange Avenue Postcard

Dublin Core

Title

Orange Avenue Postcard

Alternative Title

Orange Ave. Postcard

Subject

Orlando (Fla.)
Postcards--Florida
Shops
Stores, Retail--United States
Buildings--Florida

Description

Postcard showing a bird's eye view of Orange Avenue in Orlando, Florida. The cross street in the foreground is Church Street. On the west side of Orange Avenue at the corner of Church Street is the First National Bank Building, located at 190 South Orange Avenue. The bank was constructed between 1929-1930 and designed by Howard M. Reynolds in an Egyptian Revival style, covered in terra cotta with Art Deco-style false columns designed to look like sheaves of wheat. The building cost $300,000 to construct and opened on March 24, 1930.From 1929 to 1960, the building was occupied by the bank. Starting in the mid 1980s, it became Valencia Community College's Downtown Campus.

On the east side of the street is the Woolworth Building at 135-141 South Orange Avenue. Constructed in 1924, the building was built for $100,000 by Franklin J. Mason and was opened in July 1924. The building was occupied by the Woolworth Store from 1924 until 1989, and then by Terror on Church Street, a Haunted House attraction, in the 1990s. This block, which includes the McCrory's Store, was demolished in January 2004. The Woolworth Store replaced the Guernsey Hardware building at 135-141 South Orange, which was constructed circa 1881 and demolished in 1924. Guernsey Hardware as originally the Cassius A. Boone Hardware Store. Boone operated his hardware store along with his partner, William A. Patrick. In 1895, the building and the stock was purchased by Joseph L. Guernsey. Boone chose to go into the citrus industry instead of running a store. Guernsey Hardware operated in the store until 1922.

Creator

Genuine Curteich-Chicago

Source

Original 5.5 x 3.5 inch color postcard by Genuine Curteich-Chicago, 1951: Orange News Company, Orlando, Florida: Private Collection of Thomas Cook.

Publisher

Orange News Company

Date Created

1951

Date Copyrighted

1951

Date Issued

1951-12-29

Contributor

Cook, Thomas

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original 5.5 x 3.5 inch color postcard by Genuine Curteich-Chicago: Orange News Company, Orlando, Florida.

Is Part Of

Private Collection of Thomas Cook.
Postcard Collection, Thomas Cook Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

application/pdf

Extent

784 KB

Medium

5.5 x 3.5 inch color postcard

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Orlando, Florida
Fair Oaks, Pennsylvania

Spatial Coverage

28.540549, -81.379251
28.541834, -81.37915
40.585417, -80.209435

Temporal Coverage

1951-01-01/1951-12-29

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Economics Teacher
Geography Teacher
Humanities Teacher
Visual Arts Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Genuine Curteich-Chicago and published by the Oranges News Company.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Genuine Curteich-Chicago and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Curator

Cook, Thomas

Digital Collection

Source Repository

Private Collection of Thomas Cook

External Reference

Dickinson, Joy Wallace. A Guide to Historic Orlando. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Pub, 2003.

External Reference Title

Transcript

O-7--Orange Avenue, Orlando, Fla.
"The City Beautiful"

POST CARD

Mrs Caroline Tennant,
154 Orchard St.
Fair Oaks, Pa.

12/28/51.
Hello Mrs T.

We live at the end of this street we go up this way everyday. Rec'd your post card. Mrs. Trondle[?] told us she expected to come to Fla. Xmas day here was as hot as the 4th of July. No one wore coats while you folks are freezing. Heard you have [?] Mrs. Srager[?] expects to come soon. I wish you would come too. This is a lovely spot. Write and tell me the news.

Lillian

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

1 color postcard

Physical Dimensions

5.5 x 3.5 inch

Locations

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