Main Street in Winter Garden After Fire of 1912

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Title

Main Street in Winter Garden After Fire of 1912

Alternative Title

Main St. in Winter Garden

Subject

Winter Garden (Fla.)
Banks and banking--Florida

Description

A revitalized Main Street after being rebuilt from two devasting fires devastating fires in 1909 and 1912 in Winter Garden, Florida. Taken around 1912, this photograph shows the new Bank of Winter Garden (1908-1929) and, on the right, the Dillard & Boyd Building can be easily seen. The Dillard and Boyd Building was constructed in 1912 and is where Arthur B. Newton's dry goods store one stood before the 1909 fire.

In 1908, James Lafayette Dillard (1858-1943) founded the Bank of Winter Garden. He would later become the Director and Vice President of the bank. During the 1912 fire, the bank survived, but later closed in the 1929 crash and the building, enlarged with the addition of a second floor and expanded the west wall, became a department store, and later, a drug store and professional offices. In 1960, the bank was destroyed by a fire.

Source

Original black and white photograph: Up From the Ashes Exhibit, Winter Garden Heritage Foundation, Winter Garden, Florida.

Date Created

ca. 1912

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original black and white photograph.

Is Part Of

Up From the Ashes Exhibit, Winter Garden Heritage Foundation, Winter Garden, Florida.
Up From the Ashes Collection, Winter Garden Heritage Foundation Collection, Winter Garden Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

103 KB

Medium

1 black and white photograph

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Bank of Winter Garden, Winter Garden, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Economics Teacher
Geography Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by the Winter Garden Heritage Foundation and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Curator

Bowers, Katherine
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

Cappleman, Kay, and Rod Reeves. Sundays in the South: Touring West Orange County. Winter Garden, FL: Winter Garden Heritage Foundation, 2009.
"Welcome." City of Winter Garden. http://www.cwgdn.com/.
Winter Garden Heritage Foundation. All Aboard!: A Journey Through Historic Winter Garden, 1880-1950. Winter Garden, FL: The Foundation, 1997.

Transcript

BANK
OF
WINTER GARDEN

BAKER

REAL ESTATE [illegible]
Carl W. Ewing
APOPKA[?] SUPPLY CO.

[illegible]

WINTER GARDEN
LAND AND IMPROVEMENT CO.

WINTER GARDEN PHARMACY
PRESCRIPTIONS
CAREFULLY COMPOUNDED DAY AND NIGHT

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