Bank of Winter Garden, 1912

Dublin Core

Title

Bank of Winter Garden, 1912

Alternative Title

Bank of Winter Garden

Subject

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

Description

The Bank of Winter Garden, located on the corner of Main Street and Plant Street in Winter Garden, Florida, in the early 1900s. 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 even though Strozier Merchandise (seen on the left) and the Orange Hotel (seen on the right) were both destroyed. The Bank of Winter Garden 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. In the picture, G. T. Smith, a bank cashier, is standing in the door of the bank.

Source

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

Date Created

ca. 1908-1929

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

248 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

STROZER
MERCHANDISE

That is G. T. Smith
in the door

Bank[?]

Winter[?] Garden

in the [illegible]

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