Orlando Chamber of Commerce Building

Dublin Core

Title

Orlando Chamber of Commerce Building

Alternative Title

Orlando Chamber of Commerce

Subject

Orlando (Fla)
Orlando Chamber of Commerce
Chambers of commerce

Description

The Orlando Chamber of Commerce building, located at 113 East Central Boulevard in Downtown Orlando, Florida. Before there was a chamber of commerce in Orlando, there was the Board of Trade. It was established 1913 and aimed to promote the growing City of Orlando. In 1926, the Orlando Chamber of Commerce building, designed by Howard M. Reynolds (1885-1943), was constructed. The building was four stories tall, made of steel and tile, and was designed to look grand and ornate both inside and out. In 1967, the chamber traded the building with the City of Orlando in exchange for a new site on Ivanhoe Boulevard, where it is currently located today. After the chamber moved to its new location, the Junior Chamber of Commerce, or Jaycees, used the old building.

The Orlando Chamber of Commerce played a part in creating an National Basketball Association (NBA) team for Orlando. The organization sold 10,000 preseason tickets before there was a team or a venue to play in. The Orlando Magic played their first game in 1989. In 2003, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce named the Orlando Chamber of Commerce a Five-Star Chamber. It was the first chamber in Orlando to receive the title. Since its start in 1913, the Orlando Chamber of Commerce has gone by many names. Today, it is known as Orlando, Inc.

Source

Original black and white photograph: Orlando Remembered Exhibit, Orlando Public Library, Orlando, Florida.

Date Created

ca. 1926-1967

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original black and white photograph.

Is Part Of

Orlando Remembered Exhibit, Orlando Public Library, Orlando, Florida.
Orlando Public Library Collection, Orlando Remembered Collection, Orlando Collection, Orange County Collection. RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

171 KB

Medium

1 black and white photograph

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Orlando Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Orlando, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Economics Teacher
Geography Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by the Orange County Regional History Center and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Curator

Williams, Rachel
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

Source Repository

Orlando Remembered

External Reference

Bacon, Eve. Orlando: A Centennial History. Chuluota, Fla: Mickler House, 1975.
Antequino, Stephanie Gaub, and Tana Mosier Porter. Lost Orlando. Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia Pub, 2012.
"The Orlando Jaycees." Orlando Junior Chamber of Commerce. http://orlandojaycees.org/about-us/chapter-history.html.

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Original Format

1 black and white photograph

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