Orlando Post Office and Federal Courthouse, 2003

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Title

Orlando Post Office and Federal Courthouse, 2003

Alternative Title

Orlando Post Office & Federal Courthouse

Subject

Orlando (Fla.)
Buildings--Florida
Post office buildings--Florida
Courthouses--Florida
U.S. Postal Service
Catholic Church--Florida

Description

The United States Post Office and Federal Courthouse at 42-44 East Central Boulevard in Downtown Orlando, Florida, in 2003. The building was constructed in a Spanish Colonial Revival style from 1939 to 1941 and dedicated on April 14, 1941. It has been occupied by the United States Postal Service since 1941, the Federal District Courthouse from 1941 to circa 1974, and the office of the Roman Catholic Church since 2003.

The building was renovated in the early 2000s and was modified for office and retail use, with the post office retaining 13,200 square feet. Plans included an adjacent parking garage on the north side, though that that aspect never came to fruition. St. James Roman Catholic Cathedral, located across Court Street from the post office, purchased the parts of the building not utilized by the post office and use it for Chancery office space.

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

121 KB

Medium

1 color digital image

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

United States Post Office and Federal Courthouse, Downtown Orlando, Florida
Federal District Courthouse, Downtown Orlando, Florida
St. James Roman Catholic Cathedral Chancery Office, Downtown Orlando, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher
Geography Teacher
Humanities Teacher
Visual Arts 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

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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