Bumby Hardware Building

Dublin Core

Title

Bumby Hardware Building

Alternative Title

Bumby Building

Subject

Orlando (Fla.)
Buildings--Florida
Hardware stores--United States--History
Hardware industry--Florida

Description

The Bumby Hardware Building, located at 102-110 West Church Street in Downtown Orlando, Florida,in 2001. Originally from England, Joseph Bumby, Sr. relocated to Orlando and built a large, Late Victorian Commercial-style building across the street from his warehouse. The red brick structure was one of Central Florida's first non-wooden buildings. Bumby Hardware became a major retailer in Downtown Orlando and was operated by Bumby until his death in 1911. His sons continued to operate the business for several decades, but eventually closed the store in the 1960s and leased the building briefly to Goodwill Industries. The Bumby family then sold the site in 1966 to Bob Snow, the developer of the Church Street Station entertainment complex. The Bumby Building was designated an Orlando Historic Landmark in 1978. The original building still remains and houses the Buffalo Trading Company, a Western-themed clothing store; a seafood restaurant; ice cream shop; a wine cellar; and several offices for the interior.

Creator

Cook, Thomas

Source

Original color digital image by Thomas Cook, 2001: Private Collection of Thomas Cook.

Date Created

2001

Is Part Of

Thomas Cook Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

174 KB
182 KB

Medium

2 color digital images

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Bumby Hardware Building, Downtown Orlando, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Economics Teacher
Geography Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Thomas Cook and published by RICHES of Central Florida.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Thomas Cook and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

Source Repository

Private Collection of Thomas Cook

External Reference

Andrews, Mark. "Denver Called But Florida Captivated Bumby." The Orlando Sentinel, January 24, 1993. http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/1993-01-24/news/9301210657_1_bumby-orlando-robinson-springs.
Antequino, Stephanie Gaub, and Tana Mosier Porter. Lost Orlando. Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia Pub, 2012.
"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

CHURCH STREET STATION

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Original Format

2 color digital images

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