Orlando Salvation Army Building Doorknob



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Orlando Salvation Army Building Doorknob

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Salvation Army Doorknob


Orlando (Fla)
Salvation Army--United States


The doorknob to the Salvation Army building at its location 22 West Pine Street location in Downtown Orlando, Florida. The Salvation Army originated in London by way of William Booth (1829-19120, an Evangelical preacher. During the mid-1800s, Booth preached throughout the streets to the poor and homeless, converting them to Christianity as a way to find spiritual guidance during their rough time of life. By 1874, Booth had over a thousand volunteers to help him spread the word of God to those in need. They called themselves "The Christian Mission" and "The Hallelujah Army." In 1878, while reading an annual report of the group, Booth officially dubbed his organization "The Salvation Army." In 1879, the Salvation Army made its way to the United States via Lieutenant Eliza Shirley in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

In 1920, the Salvation Army was established in Orlando at the corner of Central Avenue and Magnolia Avenue. Starting in 1932, the corner of East Church Street and South Orange Avenue was used for services every Saturday evening, which included a band. In 1956, the Salvation Army opened a $50,000 welfare center at 238 North Hughey Street, which could house up to 80 people. By the winter of 1973, cold weather and a growing job market caused the Orlando Salvation Army to start plans on a new welfare center, which would house 130 people in order to accommodate the expected influx of people coming from the north. Today, the Orlando Salvation Army has a number of locations and facilities, including a church, rehabilitation center, and separate housing shelters for men, women and children, and senior citizens.


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

Date Created

ca. 1920-1973

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 doorknob


Physical Object


Salvation Army, Downtown Orlando, Florida

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History 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.
"About Us." The Salvation Army of Orlando. http://salvationarmyorlando.org/about-us/.
"History of the Salvation Army." The Salvation Army. http://salvationarmyusa.org/usn/history-of-the-salvation-army.

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Original Format

2 color digital images


“Orlando Salvation Army Building Doorknob.” RICHES of Central Florida accessed December 4, 2023, https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/omeka/items/show/4105.



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