Ben Ward, Jr. at Mead Manor
Ben Ward, Mead Manor
Houses and homes
Real estate business--Florida
Ben Ward, Jr. at the Mead Manor subdivision in Downtown Oviedo, Florida. This photograph from a newspaper article about the history of Mead Manor and Ward, a real estate developer, and his involvement in the project, as well as other ongoing development projects, such as Grove Hill. Named for horticulturalist Dr. Theodore Luqueer Mead, Mead Manor was developed by the Oviedo Land Company, which was formed by B. F. Wheeler, John Evans, Bill Martin, Ben Ward, Rex Clonts, Robert Lee, Bernie Blackwood, and Bob Williams. With the advent of Florida Technological University (present-day University of Central Florida) during the 1960s, development began in order to take advantage of the arrival of faculty and staff from the university. Mead Manor is credited with beginning the land development boom in Oviedo, leading to other residential subdivisions, such as Alafaya Woods and Grove Hill.
Photocopy of original 4 x 3 inch black and white newspaper photograph: Private Collection of Colene Ward.
Is Format Of
Digital reproduction of photocopied 4 x 3 inch black and white newspaper photograph.
Is Part Of
Oviedo Historical Society Collection, Oviedo Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
4 x 3 inch black and white newspaper photograph
Mead Manor, Downtown Oviedo, Florida
1 newspaper article
Copyright to this resource is held by Colene Ward and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.
Private Collection of Colene Ward
Dudley, Bruce. "Mead Manor Brings New Lifestyle to Oviedo." The Orlando Sentinel, September 5, 1971.
"Oviedo." Homebuyer, Spring 2000.
Still Image Item Type Metadata
1 black and white newspaper photograph
4 x 3 inches