Orlando Chamber of Commerce Building Tile


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Orlando Chamber of Commerce Building Tile

Alternative Title

Orlando Chamber of Commerce


Orlando (Fla)
Orlando Chamber of Commerce
Chambers of commerce


A tile from 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.


Original tile: Orlando Remembered Exhibit, Orlando Public Library, Orlando, Florida.

Date Created

ca. 1926

Is Format Of

Original color digital image by Rachel Williams, July 11, 2014.

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.




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1 tile


Physical Object


Orlando Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Orlando, Florida

Accrual Method



History Teacher
Economics 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


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.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

1 black and white photograph


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