Lake Eola Park, 2007

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Title

Lake Eola Park, 2007

Alternative Title

Lake Eola

Subject

Orlando (Fla.)
Lakes--Florida
Fountains--Florida
Parks--Florida
Buildings--Florida

Description

Lake Eola Park in Downtown Orlando, Florida, 2007. Lake Eola and its surrounding park is one of the unusual features that sets Orlando apart from other cities. In the middle of the lake rests the Linton E. Allen Memorial Fountain, Orlando's unofficial symbol. The fountain was installed in 1912, costing $10,000. In 1957, a replacement originally called the Centennial Fountain was installed, costing $350,000.

From its earliest days, Downtown Orlando was situated on the west side of the lake. As the town grew into a city, Lake Eola continued to be a focal point for the inhabitants, who used the lake for bathing, swimming and fishing, and its shores picnicking, listening to concerts, and participating in religious services. Much of the land around Lake Eola was donated to Orlando by Jacob Summerlin who designated that it be a public park. It has remained one ever since. The rest of the park land was donated by the Musselwhite Family and Mayor Frank Sperry.

Creator

Cook, Thomas

Source

Original color digital images by Thomas Cook, 2007: Private Collection of Thomas Cook.

Date Created

2007

Contributor

Cook, Thomas

Is Part Of

Thomas Cook Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

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Medium

6 color digital images

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Lake Eola Park, Downtown Orlando, Florida
Linton E. Allen Memorial Fountain, Lake Eola Park, Downtown Orlando, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History 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

"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.

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Original Format

6 color digital images

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