Orlando Remembered Exhibit at the Downtown Orlando Information Center


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Orlando Remembered Exhibit at the Downtown Orlando Information Center

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Orlando Remembered Exhibit


Orlando (Fla.)


The Orlando Remembered Exhibit at the Downtown Orlando Information Center, located at 400 South Orange Avenue in Downtown Orlando, Florida. The exhibit features the history of the block surrounded by South Orange Avenue, East Church Street, South Magnolia Avenue (formerly South Main Street), and East Jackson Street, particularly in the 1940s and 1950s. Businesses and institutions featured in the exhibit include the Bass Hotel (formerly the Astor Hotel), Gator Bar, Economy Auto Store, City Cab Company Taxi Service, the Bumby-Yothers House, American Fire and Casualty Company, Nick Serros' Fish and Poultry Company, Winn-Dixie, the First Methodist Church of Orlando, the Thomas Building, Brass Rail, Fems Printing Company, American Dry Cleaners, Chamberlin’s Natural Foods, Menendez Spanish Restaurant, Foster’s Quality Foods, the Wilmott Building, Irwin's Shoes, Star Barber Shop, Keene & Keene, and Ferrell Jewelry. In the early 1960s, the buildings within the block were demolished and replaced by the Barnett Plaza and CNA Tower in 1952. The lot now includes the Downtown Orlando Information Center and the BB&T Bank building.


Original exhibit by Orlando Remembered: Orlando Remembered Exhibit, Downtown Orlando Information Center, Orlando, Florida.

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Original color digital image by Robert Randall, September 22, 2014.

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




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Downtown Orlando Information Center, Downtown Orlando, Florida
Nick Serros' Fish and Poultry Company, Downtown Orlando, Florida
City Cab Company Taxi Service, Downtown Orlando, Florida
American Fire and Casualty Company, Downtown Orlando, Florida
Hotel Bass, Downtown Orlando, Florida
Thomas Building, Downtown Orlando, Florida
Brass Rail, Downtown Orlando, Florida
Chamberlin Natural Foods, Downtown Orlando, Florida
Star Barber Shop, Downtown Orlando, Florida
Ferrell Jewelry, Downtown Orlando, Florida
Economy Auto Store, Downtown Orlando, Florida
Winn-Dixie, Downtown Orlando, Florida
First Methodist Church, Downtown Orlando, Florida
Fems Printing Company, Downtown Orlando, Florida
American Dry Cleaners, Downtown Orlando, Florida
Menendez Spanish Restaurant, Downtown Orlando, Florida
Foster’s Quality Foods, Downtown Orlando, Florida
Wilmott Building, Downtown Orlando, Florida
Keene & Keene, Downtown Orlando, Florida
Gator Bar, Downtown Orlando, Florida
Bumby-Yothers House, Downtown Orlando, Florida
Irwin's Shoes, Downtown Orlando, Florida

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Originally created by Orlando Remembered.

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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.

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Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

"The Historic Icons of Orlando." Orlando Remembered. http://www.historiciconsoforlando.com/.
"Albertson Public Library - Orlando Public Library." Orlando Memory, January 14, 2010. http://dc.ocls.info/memory/image/albertson-public-library-orlando-public-library.;
"Orlando Street Railway Car Model Created: May 17, 2010." Orlando Memory. http://orlandomemory.info/memory/topic/orlando-street-railway-car-model.
Dickinson, Joy Wallace"Time Capsules Nestle In Orlando Buildings." The Orlando Sentinel, August 24, 2003. http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2003-08-24/news/0308220528_1_history-of-orlando-downtown-orlando-orlando-remembered.

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2 color digital images


“Orlando Remembered Exhibit at the Downtown Orlando Information Center,” RICHES, accessed February 29, 2024, https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/omeka/items/show/4622.