Angebilt Hotel, 2003

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Title

Angebilt Hotel, 2003

Alternative Title

Angebilt Hotel

Subject

Orlando (Fla.)
Hotels--Florida
Banks and banking--Florida
Radio stations--United States

Description

The Angebilt Hotel, located at 37 North Orange Avenue in Downtown Orlando, Florda, in 2002. The building was constructed between 1921 and 1923. Plans to build the hotel were announced in June 1921 and construction cost $1 million. Florida's first registered architect, Murray S. King, designed the building in the twentieth century commercial style, complete with eleven stories and 240 hotel rooms. The Angebilt Hotel opened on March 14, 1923. The original owner was Joseph Fenner Ange, who moved to Orlando in 1913 from Martin County, North Carolina.

Two months after the building's opening, Ange sold his interest in the hotel. In November 1924, a group of Orlando businessmen purchased the hotel for $1.25 million. Since its opening, the building has housed the Angebilt Hotel, the Bank of Orange and Trust Company, and the offices for two radio stations including Way Down By Orlando (WDBO), which was the first regular radio station in Orlando. As of 2010, it also is occupied by business offices and two restaurants.

Creator

Cook, Thomas

Source

Original color digital image by Thomas Cook, 2003: Private Collection of Thomas Cook.

Date Created

2003

Contributor

Cook, Thomas

Is Part Of

Thomas Cook Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

127 KB

Medium

1 color digital image

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Angebilt Hotel, Downtown Orlando, Florida
Bank of Orange and Trust Company, Downtown Orlando, Florida
Way Down By Orlando, Downtown Orlando, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Economics Teacher
Geography Teacher
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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

Johnson, Katherine. "Built to Last." Orlando Magazine (March 2007): 38-40. http://www.execusuitesinc.com/features/angebilt-history/.
"WDBO-AM 580." Central Florida Radio. http://www.cflradio.net/580_WDBO_AM_1.htm.
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.

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Original Format

1 color digital image

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