Thomas Building

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Title

Thomas Building

Alternative Title

Thomas Building

Subject

Orlando (Fla.)

Description

The Thomas building was an architectural arcade, which included several stores. The building was located at the intersection of Church Street and Magnolia Avenue, with a street address of 100 East Church Street in Downtown Orlando, Florida. Magnolia was previously Main Street until the mid-1900s. Most of the block was occupied with small shops, such as Cervantes Spanish Restaurant, Family Loan Company, Roger Reality Company, and other shops. Slightly larger businesses such as the Astor Hotel, later the Bass Hotel, also existed on the block. The building was torn down and a new building was constructed in the late 1950s and demolished in the early 1960s. The Thomas Building was also sometimes referred to as the Church and Main Arcade. This lot, as well as the rest of the block, was later replaced by the CNA Tower and Barnett Plaza.

Source

Original black and white photograph: Orlando Remembered Exhibit, Downtown Orlando Information Center, Orlando, Florida.

Date Created

ca. 1930-1959

Is Format Of

Original color digital image by Robert Randall, October 2014.

Is Part Of

Downtown Orlando Information Center Collection, Orlando Remembered Collection, Orlando Collection, Orange County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

204 KB

Medium

1 black and white photograph

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Thomas Building, 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

Williamson, Ryan
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

R. L. Polk & Company "Street Directory." Buyers' Guide and Complete Classified Business Directory. Richmond, Va: R. L. Polk, 1940.
R. L. Polk & Company "Street Directory." Florida Polk's Orlando City Directory: Including Winter Park and Orange County. Richmond, Va: R. L. Polk, 1941.
R. L. Polk & Company "Street Directory." Florida Polk's Orlando City Directory 1943-44: Including Winter Park and Orange County. Richmond, Va: R. L. Polk, 1944.
R. L. Polk & Company "Street Directory." Florida Polk's Orlando City Directory: Including Conway, Maitland and Winter Park. Richmond, Va: R. L. Polk, 1945.
R. L. Polk & Company "Street Directory." Florida Polk's Orlando City Directory 1946-47: Including Winter Park and Orange County. Richmond, Va: R. L. Polk, 1947.
Sanborn Map Company. Insurance Maps of Orlando, Florida, 1925. New York: Sanborn Map Co, 1925.
Sanborn Map Company. Insurance Maps of Orlando, Florida. New York: Sanborn Map Co, 1956.

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THOMAS BUILDING

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