Orange Avenue Holiday Star, 2007

Dublin Core

Title

Orange Avenue Holiday Star, 2007

Alternative Title

Orange Avenue Holiday Star

Subject

Orlando (Fla.)
Christmas--Florida

Description

The holiday star located at the intersection of Central Boulevard and Orange Avenue in Downtown Orlando, Florida, in 2007. The holiday star tradition was started in 1955 by two department stores: Ivey's and Dickson & Ives. The stores hung a large gold-colored star from the southwest corner of Central Boulevard and Orange Avenue to the southeast corner. Wilson Reed, owner of Dickson & Ives at the time, is credited with the idea. The star used since 1984 measured 13 feet in diameter and weighed over 500 pounds. In 2005, the original was replaced by a more ornate star, which can be seen in this image.

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

954 KB
640 KB

Medium

2 color digital images

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Orange Avenue and Central Boulevar, 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

Rajtar, Steve. A Guide to Historic Orlando. Charleston, SC: History Press, 2006.
Dickinson, Joy Wallace. "Orlando History Shines in Orange Avenue Christmas Star."The Orlando Sentinel, November 28, 2010. http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2010-11-28/news/os-dickinson-florida-history-112810_1_peggy-reed-mann-orlando-proclamation-orlando-history.

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Original Format

2 color digital images

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