First National Bank of Winter Garden

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Title

First National Bank of Winter Garden

Alternative Title

First National Bank of Winter Garden

Subject

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

Description

The First National Bank of Winter Garden, located at the corner of Plant Street and Boyd Street around 1919. The bank opened on the previous location of Arthur Bullard Newton's dry goods store, which was built in 1909. In 1919, Newton served as the bank's first cashier. His dry goods store moved to South Main Street.

Often called "Mr. First," Newton moved to Winter Garden, Florida, in 1892 where he was continually busy with varied pursuits in business, politics, and services. In his long line of being first, he established the first post office for the city, the first newspaper, was the first depot agent, and was Winter Garden's first mayor. He also ran a general merchandise store and worked as a cashier for the First National Bank of Winter Garden. Newton has been given the nickname of "Godfather of Winter Garden" for all of his achievements and milestones. In honor of his achievements, Newton Park at 31 West Garden Avenue is named in his honor.

Source

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

Date Created

ca. 1919

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

85.5 KB

Medium

1 black and white photograph

Type

Still Image

Coverage

First National Bank of Winter Garden, Winter Garden, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Economics 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.

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.

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