Oviedo Began as Solaria's Wharf

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Title

Oviedo Began as Solaria's Wharf

Alternative Title

Oviedo Began as Solaria's Wharf

Subject

Oviedo (Fla.)

Description

The Oviedo Heritage, a supplement for The Oviedo Outlook, published on June 30, 1977. This article, by Donna Neely of the Oviedo Historical Society, chronicles the history of Oviedo, Florida. According to the article, Oviedo began on the south shore of Lake Jessup as a settlement called Solaria's Wharf. Some of its early settlers include Dr. Henry Foster, Joseph Watts, and Steen Nelson. Citrus and celery dominated the area's farmland, although Central Florida suffered a severe freeze in 1894. Oviedo suffered another disaster in 1914 when a fire wiped out much of the downtown section. Disaster hit again in 1929 with the Wall Street Crash and the beginning of the Great Depression. That same year, Oviedo's fruit crops were decimated by a fruit fly infestation. Another fire destroyed the Wheeler Fertilizer Plant in 1946. Nonetheless, Oviedo continued to grow, with new paved roads going to Geneva and Chuluota and the opening of the Citizens Bank of Oviedo in 1948. In 1949, Oviedo began receiving once-a-day bus service to Orlando from Greyhound Lines. By 1950, Oviedo was the second largest town in Seminole County, following Sanford. The Oviedo City Hall was built that same year and in 1968, Florida Technological University (present-day University of Central Florida) opened, bringing new residents to the area.

Creator

Neely, Donna

Source

Original newspaper article: Neely, Donna. "Oviedo Began as Solaria's Wharf." The Oviedo Heritage, June 30, 1977: Oviedo Historical Society, Oviedo, Florida.

Publisher

The Oviedo Outlook

Date Created

ca. 1977-06-30

Date Copyrighted

1977-06-30

Date Issued

1977-06-30

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original newspaper article: Neely, Donna. "Oviedo Began as Solaria's Wharf." The Oviedo Heritage, June 30, 1977.

Is Part Of

"The Oviedo Heritage '77, June 30, 1977." RICHES of Central Florida. https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/omeka2/items/show/5702.
Oviedo Historical Society Collection, Oviedo Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
Oviedo Historical Society Collection, Oviedo Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

application/pdf

Extent

1.23 MB

Medium

1 newspaper article

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Oviedo, Florida
Lake Charm, Oviedo, Florida
First Baptist Church of Oviedo, Oviedo, Florida
First United Methodist Church of Oviedo, Oviedo, Florida
Wheeler Fertilizer Plant, Oviedo, Florida
Gwynn's Cafe, Oviedo, Florida
Black Hammock, Oviedo, Florida
Florida Technological University, Orlando, Florida
Oviedo Railroad Depot, Oviedo, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Economics Teacher
Geography Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Donna Neely and published by The Oviedo Outlook.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by The Oviedo Outlook and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

Source Repository

External Reference

"RICHES Podcast Documentaries, Episode 41: Oviedo, with Dr. Richard Adicks." RICHES of Central Florida. http://riches.cah.ucf.edu/audio/Ep41-Oviedo.mp3.
Adicks, Richard, and Donna M. Neely. Oviedo, Biography of a Town. S.l: s.n.], 1979.
"History." City of Oviedo, Florida. http://www.cityofoviedo.net/node/68.
Robison, Jim. Around Oviedo. 2012.

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