Memorial High School on Lake Eola Postcard

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Title

Memorial High School on Lake Eola Postcard

Alternative Title

Memorial High School Postcard

Subject

Orlando (Fla.)
Postcards--Florida
High school buildings
Schools--United States
High schools--Florida

Description

Postcard showing Memorial High School, located at 151 East Washington Street. The school was constructed by J. C. Hanner in 1922 and dedicated on December 3, 1922. The building was designed in the Spanish Colonial Revival style and was named Memorial High School in honor of the "Orange County Boys who gave their lives in the World War." The building housed Orlando Memorial High School from 1922 to 1927, Memorial Junior High School from 1925 to 1958, and Orlando City Hall in 1961.

In 1961, the building was sold to Roland M. Mumford, president of the Meyer Hotel of Jacksonville for $400,077.77. The school was demolished in 1961, and the Robert Meyer Hotel, later named the Kahler Plaza Inn, was erected on the site. In 1973, Harry Helmsley bought it and added it to his chain of Harley hotels. The Harley went into a slow decline under the stewardship of Helmsley's wife Leona, prompting a sort of rock & roll aesthetic to pick up where the Helmsley dynasty left off. The Sheraton eventually picked up the property and injected $9 million into shaping it up. In the early 2000s, Sheraton sold the property and it was renovated once again into a condominium called The Metropolitan.

Source

Original 3.5 x 5.5 inch inch color postcard: Private Collection of Thomas Cook.

Date Created

ca. 1926

Date Copyrighted

ca. 1926

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original 3.5 x 5.5 inch color postcard.

Is Part Of

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

Format

application/pdf

Extent

395 KB

Medium

3.5 x 5.5 inch color postcard

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Memorial High School, Orlando, Florida

Spatial Coverage

28.543764, -81.376388

Temporal Coverage

1926-01-01/1926-12-31

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Geography Teacher

Rights Holder

This resource is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

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.
Rajtar, Steve. A Guide to Historic Orlando. Charleston, SC: History Press, 2006.

Transcript

MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL ON LAKE EOLA.
POST CARD
PLACE STAMP HERE

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

1 color postcard

Physical Dimensions

3.5 x 5.5 inch

Locations

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