Sperry Fountain at Lake Eola Park, 2011

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Title

Sperry Fountain at Lake Eola Park, 2011

Alternative Title

Sperry Fountain

Subject

Orlando (Fla.)
Lakes--Florida
Mayors--Florida--Orlando
Historical markers--Florida
Fountains--Florida

Description

Sperry Fountain at Lake Eola Park Downtown Orlando, Florida, in 2001. The fountain was named in honor of Frank Ezra Sperry (1843-1916), Mayor of Orlando from 1914 to 1916. Born in Bethany, Connecticut, Sperry was a graduate of the Fort Edward Institute, a farmer, a grocer, and founder of Sperry Manufacturing Company. In 1885, he and his wife, Mary W. Pratt Sperry (1848-1932), migrated to Orlando and founded the South Florida Foundry and Machine Works, grew citrus, and served as a member of the Park Commission. In 1913, Sperry donated land to be added to Lake Eola Park, as well as $2,000 to erect a fountain. He passed away suddenly that same year while serving as mayor.

Creator

Cook, Thomas

Source

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

Date Created

2001

Contributor

Cook, Thomas

Is Part Of

Thomas Cook Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

221 KB
110 KB

Medium

2 color digital images

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Sperry Fountain, Lake Eola Park, Downtown Orlando, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government 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

"Erza Frank Sperry." Find a Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=19949180.
"Visit to 1914 finds first Eola fountain, Orlando cigars — and secret." The Orlando Sentinel, January 5, 2014. http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2014-01-05/features/os-joy-wallace-dickinson-0105-20140105_1_lake-eola-park-calder-fountain.
"Lake Eola Park." City of Orlando. http://www.cityoforlando.net/parks/lake-eola-park/.
Dickinson, Joy Wallace. Orlando: City of Dreams. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Pub, 2003.
Rajtar, Steve. A Guide to Historic Orlando. Charleston, SC: History Press, 2006.

Transcript

THIS FOUNTAIN
DONATED BY
FRANK E. SPERRY
MAYOR
1914-1916

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2 color digital images

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