Skyline Across Lake Eola Postcard

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Title

Skyline Across Lake Eola Postcard

Alternative Title

Lake Eola Postcard

Subject

Orlando (Fla.)
Postcards--Florida
Parks--Florida
Lakes--Florida
Tourism--Florida

Description

Postcard showing the Orlando skyline in a night scene as seen from the eastern side of Lake Eola Park. Some of the buildings shown are the Angebilt Hotel, the Orange County Courthouse, and the Lake Eola Band Stand. Lake Eola and the park that surrounds it are one of the unusual features that sets the city of Orlando apart from other places. From its earliest days Downtown Orlando was situated on the west side of the lake. As the town grew into a city, Lake Eola continued to be a focal point for the inhabitants, who used it for bathing, swimming and fishing, while on its shores people picnicked, listened to concerts and religious services. Much of the land around Lake Eola was donated to Orlando by Jacob Summerlin who designated that it be a public park. It has remained one ever since. The rest of the park land was donated by the Musselwhite Family and Mayor Frank Sperry.

Source

Original 5.5 x 3.5 inch color postcard: E. C. Kropp Company, Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Private Collection of Thomas Cook.

Publisher

E. C. Kropp Company

Date Created

ca. 1925

Date Copyrighted

ca. 1925

Contributor

Cook, Thomas

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original 5.5 x 3.5 inch color postcard: E. C. Kropp Company, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Is Part Of

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

Format

application/pdf

Extent

686 KB

Medium

5.5 x 3.5 inch color postcard

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Orlando, Florida

Spatial Coverage

28.543825, -81.375185
28.543764, -81.376388
28.542859, -81.378798
28.54214, -81.377439
28.542418,-81.375537
28.542721, -81.375595

Temporal Coverage

1925-01-01/1925-12-31

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Geography Teacher

Provenance

Originally published by the E. C. Kropp Company.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by E. C. Kropp Company 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

Antequino, Stephanie Gaub, and Tana Mosier Porter. Lost Orlando. Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia Pub, 2012
Dickinson, Joy Wallace. A Guide to Historic Orlando. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Pub, 2003.

External Reference Title

Transcript

SKYLINE ACROSS LAKE EOLA, ORLANDO, FLORIDA

This picture embraces much that is typical of Orlando. The skyline across Lake Eola, one of the 31 lakes within the city limits; the flowers, palm and oak its beautification; Memorial High School building on the right and band stand its educational and recreational life; the Angebilt Hotel and two bank buildings its commercial life; the Court House its civic life; the Masonic Temple its fraternal spirit; Rosalind Club its social life and church its religious atmosphere.

MADE IN U.S.A. BY E.C. KROPP CO., MILWAUKEE, WIS.

POST CARD 6584N-82
PLACE ONE CENT STAMP HERE
FIVE CENTS ANYWHERE IN U.S. VIA AIRMAIL

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

1 color postcard

Physical Dimensions

5.5 x 3.5 inch

Locations

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