Elijah Hand Building

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Title

Elijah Hand Building

Alternative Title

Elijah Hand Building

Subject

Orlando (Fla.)
Buildings--Florida
Furniture industry and trade--Southern States
Funeral homes--United States
Funeral industry

Description

The Elijah Hand Building, located at 13-25 West Pine Street in Downtown Orlando, Florida, in 2002. The site, formerly occupied by the Magnolia Hotel, was purchased by Elijah Hand in 1905. Hand migrated to Orlando from Shelbyville, Indiana, in 1885 and is the first funeral director in the Orlando area to use embalming.

The twentieth century-style, brick building was constructed as a warehouse for Hand's furniture and funeral businesses. In 1928, the site was occupied by the Mather-Wiley Furniture Company, who replaced the W. I. Miller Furniture Store. The building was renovated in 1982, which included the replacement of the original curved metal awning that ran the length of the building.

Lado International Schools, an international college that teaches English as a second language, purchased the building from G. A. Giordano and Company in December of 1994 for $900,0000. The Lado International College of Orlando was scheduled to open on February 1, 1995. At the time that the photograph was taken in 2002, the building appeared to be occupied by the Blue Room.

Creator

Cook, Thomas

Source

Original color digital image by Thomas Cook, 2002: Private Collection of Thomas Cook.

Date Created

2002

Is Part Of

Thomas Cook Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpeg

Extent

302 KB
166 KB
127 KB

Medium

3 color digital images

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Elijah Hand Building, Downtown Orlando, Florida
W. I. Miller Furniture Store, Downtown Orlando, Florida
Mather-Wiley Furniture Company, Downtown Orlando, Florida
Lado International College of Orlando, Downtown Orlando, Florida
Blue Room, 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

Downtown Orlando Historic District Walking Tour." City of Orlando. http://sanfordhistory.tripod.com/Links/wtour.pdf.
Rajtar, Steve.  Guide to Historic Orlando. Charleston, SC: History Press, 2006.

Transcript

Blue Room

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

3 color digital images

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