Former Location of Denmark's Sporting Goods

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Title

Former Location of Denmark's Sporting Goods

Alternative Title

Denmark's Sporting Goods

Subject

Orlando (Fla.)
Sporting goods--United States

Description

The former location of Denmark's Sporting Goods, located at 149 North Magnolia Avenue (formerly Main Street) in Downtown Orlando, Florida. Denmark's was founded in 1941 by Tom Denmark and quickly became one of Central Florida's largest sporting goods suppliers. The store sponsored the television show Hunting and Fishing with Don, hosted by Don McAllister, which aired from 1954 to 1972. In 1985, Denmark sold his company to lawyer Donald Wright, who later changed the name of the store to Florida Sports. By 1988, the company had closed for business.

Creator

Williams, Rachel

Source

Original color digital images by Rachel Williams, July 24, 2014.

Date Created

2014-07-25

Is Part Of

Orlando Remembered Collection, Orlando Collection, Orange County Collection. RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpeg

Extent

2.45 MB
2.39 MB

Medium

2 color digital images

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Denmark's Sporting Goods, Downtown Orlando, Florida

Accrual Method

Item Creation

Mediator

History Teacher
Economics Teacher
Geography Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Rachel Williams.

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

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

Smith, Denise L.. "Denmark Sports A New Game Plan Retrenchment, Name Change Among New Plays." The Orlando Sentinel, August 3, 1987, Business Section. http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/1987-08-03/business/0180440261_1_suppliers-godber-sporting-goods.
Bishop, Bill Jr. "Too Bad They Don't Make 'Em Like Old Denmark's Anymore." The Orlando Sentinel, September 6, 1998. http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/1998-09-06/sports/9809060335_1_goods-store-sporting-goods-walter. "Walter Hudson Of Denmark's Sporting Goods." The Orlando Sentinel, September 17, 1995. http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/1995-09-17/news/9509160680_1_hudson-orlando-central-florida.

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Original Format

2 color digital images

Files

OR00040.jpeg
OR00039.jpeg

Citation

Williams, Rachel. “Former Location of Denmark's Sporting Goods.” RICHES of Central Florida accessed November 28, 2021, https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/omeka/items/show/4148.

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