Invitation from Mayor Bob Carr for City Hall Dedication

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Title

Invitation from Mayor Bob Carr for City Hall Dedication

Alternative Title

Invitation from Mayor Carr for City Hall Dedication

Subject

Orlando (Fla.)
City halls--United States

Description

An invitation from Mayor Bob Carr (1899-1967) sent for an early preview of the new Orlando City Hall, which was to be dedicated on October 3, 1958. Mayor Carr served from 1957 through January 29, 1967, when he died in office. It was during his tenure that Walt Disney (1901-1966) announced plans to build the Walt Disney World Resort in the Greater Orlando area. The new city hall was designed by Richard Boon Rogers and stood eight stories tall. The building was technologically up-to-date for its time with air conditioning and fallout shelters. Additionally, it was the first city hall Orlando had which was designed for that purpose. It remained in use until its destruction in 1991, which was filmed for use in Lethal Weapon 3. The new city hall was much more spacious than the previous building used. Grace Chewning, who worked in the clerk's office, described the new city hall as "so open there was such a feeling of freedom."

Source

Original invitation, 1958: Orlando Remembered Exhibit, Orlando City Hall, Orlando, Florida.

Publisher

Date Created

ca. 1958-10-03

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original invitation, 1958.

Is Part Of

Orlando Remembered Exhibit, Orlando City Hall, Orlando, Florida.
Orlando City Hall Collection, Orlando Remembered Collection, Orlando Collection, Orange County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

206 KB

Medium

1 invitation

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Orlando City Hall, Downtown Orlando, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Orange County Regional History Center and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Orlando Remembered

Curator

Gensicke, Marshall
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

Owens, Sherri M. "Rogers' Structures Seen All Over Orange." The Orlando Sentinel, February 16, 1998. Accessed February 3, 2016. http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/1998-02-16/news/9802160102_1_rogers-orlando-university-of-florida.
Fishman, Charles. "Orlando City Hall: A Building Gives Up The Ghost, Without Giving Up Its Ghosts." The Orlando Sentinel, July 14, 1991. Accessed February 3, 2016. http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/1991-07-14/news/9107121105_1_new-city-hall-stanton-orlando.
"Orlando City Hall, 1958." RICHES of Central Florida, accessed February 3, 2016. https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/omeka2/items/show/6513.

Transcript

As a member of our official family we are anxious to have you participate with City Employees and their families in the

PREVIEW OF OUR NEW CITY HALL

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1958
FROM 7:30 P.M. TO 10:00 P.M.

Cordially

Robert S. Carr, Mayor
INVITATION FROM MAYOR BOB CARR...For opening of 1958 City Hall

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