Orlando Junior Chamber of Commerce Gavel
Chambers of commerce
A gavel from the Orlando Junior Chamber of Commerce, also known as the Jaycees. In 1927, a group of young men between the ages of 18 and 35 organized the Orlando Junior Chamber of Commerce to support the Orlando Chamber of Commerce and the advancement of their community. The club was involved in a number of projects, such as creating the Orlando Municipal Airport, which is now known as the Orlando Executive Airport. They also helped with voting campaigns and setting up the Orlando Parks Department. During World War I, the men in the group either served in Armed Forces or stayed home doing projects such as blood drives to support the war effort. After the Orlando Chamber of Commerce moved to its new location on Ivanhoe Boulevard in 1967, the Jaycees moved to its old building, located at 113 East Central Boulevard.
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Original color digital image by Rachel Williams, July 11, 2014.
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Orlando Public Library Collection, Orlando Remembered Collection, Orlando Collection, Orange County Collection. RICHES of Central Florida.
Orlando Junior Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Orlando, Florida
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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2 color digital images