Orlando, Fla. The City Beautiful

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Title

Orlando, Fla. The City Beautiful

Alternative Title

Orlando the City Beautiful Booklet

Subject

Orlando (Fla.)
Tourism--Florida
Lakes--Florida
Country clubs--Florida
Buildings--Florida
Courthouses--Florida
Hotels--Florida
Libraries--Florida
Apartments--Florida
Churches--Florida
Parks

Description

Tourism booklet from the mid-1920s. It contains 16 pages and shows many Orlando city sights including buildings in the Orlando commercial district.

The Orlando area was originally occupied by the Creek and Seminole tribes. In 1838, Fort Gatlin was erected on the shores of Lake Gatlin, just a few miles south of present-day downtown Orlando. Centered around Church Street in Orlando, Orlando became a city in 1884. Originally a cattle town, Orlando grew into a major citrus growing center by the 1920s. The city continued to grow during the Great Depression with aid from the Work Progress Administration (WPA). During World War II, Orlando became a major military center as well with the development of the McCoy and Pinecastle Air Force Bases, and with the addition of the Orlando Naval Training Center in 1968. Downtown Orlando declined in the 1960s and 1970s. Redevelopment began in the 1970s and continued into the 1980s, with projects such as Church Street Station. In 1998, a building boom began and continued through the 2000s.

Source

Original 9-page booklet: Private Collection of Thomas Cook.

Date Created

ca. 1925

Date Copyrighted

ca. 1925

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original 9-page booklet.

Is Part Of

Thomas Cook Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

application/pdf

Extent

3.73 MB

Medium

9-page booklet

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Lake Copeland, Orlando, Florida
Orange Avenue and Pine Street, Orlando, Florida
Orange County Courthouse, Orlando, Florida
Lake Eola, Orlando, Florida
Lake Lucerne, Orlando, Florida
Orange Court Hotel, Orlando, Florida
Albertson Public Library, Orlando, Florida
Amherst Apartments, Orlando, Florida
First Presbyterian Church, Orlando, Florida
First Methodist Episcopal Church, Orlando, Florida
First Baptist Church, Orlando, Florida
Lake Cherokee, Orlando, Florida
Sperry Fountain, Lake Eola Park, Orlando, Florida
Lake Ivanhoe, Orlando, Florida

Spatial Coverage

28.527499, -81.374661
28.432756, -81.36874
28.542917, -81.377868
28.543825, -81.375185
28.534446, -81.378234
28.552172, -81.379711
28.542476, -81.377149
28.553015, -81.39144
28.539712, -81.376645
28.538744, -81.377178
28.541145, -81.377082
28.534163, -81.371573
28.543825, -81.375185
28.564076, -81.375006

Temporal Coverage

1925-01-01/1925-12-31

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher
Economics Teacher
Geography Teacher

Rights Holder

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

Curator

Cook, Thomas

Source Repository

Private Collection of Thomas Cook

External Reference

Antequino, Stephanie Gaub, and Tana Mosier Porter. Lost Orlando. Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia Pub, 2012.
"Downtown Orlando Historic District Walking Tour." City of Orlando. "Downtown Orlando Historic District Walking Tour." City of Orlando. http://sanfordhistory.tripod.com/Links/wtour.pdf.
Rajtar, Steve. A Guide to Historic Orlando. Charleston, SC: History Press, 2006.

Transcript

ORLANDO, FLA.—The City Beautiful

Orlando is the seventh city of Florida, having a population of approximately 13,000. It is the largest inland city in the State.
From 1910 to 1920 Orlando increased 137.7 per cent in population and since 1920 its percentage of increase has passed those figures which. if maintained, will exceed 30,000 popula¬tion by the next census year.
The outstanding feature in the city's activities since 1909 have been its construction pro-gram, topping the others by an enormous gain. During 1921 the building permits issued totalled $1,596,019, while in 1922 Orlando went over the $3,000,000 mark.
The spirit of push and progress is scarcely equalled by any city twice its size. The business section is famed for its up-to-date appearance and its ever-growing skyline, which now em-braces on the newer structures five skyscrapers ranging from nine to eleven stories in height. Orlando also prides itself on having the largest and most beautiful High School building in the State.

The city's thirty-five miles of brick-paved streets, including the boulevard white way park system, are lined with nature's largest and stateliest pines and oaks. The boulevard encircling in a most strikingly and beautiful manner fifteen picturesque clear water lakes. The parks are unexcelled, each velveted with grass and dotted with a beautiful lake amply shaded by oaks and magnolias, and all within a few minutes walk of the center of the city.
Orlando's charms are so varied and its beauties so general that no matter what one's in-clinations, there are delights and amusements for every taste---golf, tennis, fishing, hunting, swimming, boating, horseshoe pitching, bowling on the green, croquet, shuffle boards, rogue, gun clubs, band concerts, grand opera season, vaudeville, handsome theatres and motion picture houses, and most of which are in the sunshine.
Orlando is the county seat of Orange County and is located in the very heart of Florida's brick highway system, the heart of the citrus belt, the heart of the lake region of Central Florida and from every angle most progressive and promising, giving every indication of being a city of 30,000 by the year 1930.

ORLANDO, FLORIDA

LAKE COPELAND.

COUNTRY CLUB.


ORLANDO, FLORIDA
YOWELL
Quality

ESTES DRUGS

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CAFETERIA

ORANGE AVENUE NORTH FROM PINE STREET.

ORANGE AVENUE LOOKING NORTH.


THE CITY BEAUTIFUL
COURT HOUSE AND LAKE EOLA.
BUSINESS SECTION.


ORLANDO, FLORIDA
SOUTH ORANGE AVENUE LOOKING OUT ON LAKE LUCERNE.
ALBERTSON PUBLIC LIBRARY.


THE CITY BEAUTIFUL
ORANGE COURT APARTMENT HOTEL.
AMHERST APARTMENTS.


ORLANDO, FLORIDA
MARINE[?]
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RESTAURANT

POSTAL
TELEGRAPH

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CAFE

ORANGE AVENUE, AS SEEN FROM THE BALCONY OF ANGEBILT HOTEL.

MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL ON LAKE EOLA.


THE CITY BEAUTIFUL

CINCINNATI REDS TRAINING ON TINKER FIELD.

A WATER HAZARD ON GOLF COURSE AT COUNTRY CLUB.


ORLANDO, FLORIDA

CONFEDERATE MONUMENT AND PETUNIA FLOWER BEDS, EOLA PARK.

BAND CONCERT ON LAKE EOLA.


THE CITY BEAUTIFUL

THE SKYLINE FROM LAKE EOLA.

BIRD'S EYE VIEW OF LAKE EOLA, SHOWING MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL.


ORLANDO, FLORIDA
SAN JUAN HOTEL.

THE ANGEBILT HOTEL.


THE CITY BEAUTIFUL

STATE BANK OF ORLANDO AND TRUST CO.
STATE BANK OF ORLANDO AND TRUST CO.

ORLANDO BANK AND TRUST CO.
ORLANDO BANK AND TRUST CO.


ORLANDO, FLORIDA

CATHEDRAL SCHOOL FROM PARK.

FIRST M. E. CHURCH, SOUTH.


THE CITY BEAUTIFUL

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH.


ORLANDO, FLORIDA

LAKE LUCERNE CIRCLE.

FOUNTAIN IN LAKE EOLA PARK.


THE CITY BEAUTIFUL

MOONLIGHT ON LAKE CHEROKEE.

LAKE IVANHOE BY NIGHT, SHOWING ELECTRIC LIGHT AND ICE PLANT.

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