Pre-Cooler at the Nelson and Company Packing Plant, 1973

Dublin Core

Title

Pre-Cooler at the Nelson and Company Packing Plant, 1973

Alternative Title

Nelson and Co. Packing Plant Pre-Cooler

Subject

Agriculture--Florida
Oviedo (Fla.)
Celery industry
Packing industry
Precooling

Description

The Nelson and Company Packing plant and a pre-cooler. The company was originally founded by Steen Nelson and Gus Nelson and called Nelson Brothers. The company changed its name to Nelson and Company after it became a three-way partnership between the brothers and Benjamin Franklin Wheeler. In 1923, Wheeler became sole owner after buying out the company. The Wheeler Fertilizer Plant was a holding of Nelson and Company. The original plant was destroyed in a fire in 1947, but eventually rebuilt six months later. Nelson and Company is located in what is now the Nelson and Company Historic District, and was incorparated in September of 2001. The 80-acre district encompasses four of Nelson and Company's historic buildings. This photograph was taken by Henry DeWolf in 1973 for an aerial survey of Oviedo.

Creator

DeWolf, Henry

Source

Original 20 x 16 inch color photograph by Henry DeWolf: Private Collection of Arthur Evans.

Date Created

1973

Contributor

Evans, Arthur

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original 20 x 16 inch color photograph print by Henry DeWolf.

Is Part Of

Oviedo Historical Society Collection, Oviedo Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

151 KB

Medium

20 x 16 inch color photograph

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Nelson and Company Packing Plant, Oviedo, Florida
Wheeler Fertilizer Plant, Oviedo, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Economics Teacher
Geography Teacher

Provenance

Originally ceated by Henry DeWolf.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Henry DeWolf and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Dr. Connie L. Lester's Introduction to Public History course, Spring 2015

Curator

Dossie, Porsha

Digital Collection

Source Repository

Private Collection of Arthur Evans

External Reference

Rajtar, Steve. "Oviedo Historical Trail". Steve Rajtar. http://www.geocities.ws/krdvry/hikeplans/oviedo/planoviedo.html.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

1 color photograph

Physical Dimensions

20 x 16 inches

Locations

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