Lawton's Store by Bettye Reagan

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Title

Lawton's Store by Bettye Reagan

Alternative Title

Lawton's Store by Bettye Reagan

Subject

Oviedo (Fla.)
Painting--Florida
Art--Southern States
Stores, Retail--United States
Hardware industry--Florida

Description

A painting by Bettye Reagan, a local artist in Central Florida, inspired by a photograph of the Lawton General Store Oviedo, Florida sometime between 1900 and 1939. The store was run by two brothers: Thomas Willington Lawton (1882-1963) and Winborn Joseph Lawton, Sr. (1881-1971).

T. W. Lawton graduated from Rollins College in 1903. He later received his master's degree from Andover Newton College in Boston, Massachusetts. Following college, Lawton returned to Oviedo, where he married Charlotte "Lottie" Lee (1887-1984) and served as the principal of the Oviedo School from 1905 to 1907. In 1916, he became the first elected Superintendent of Schools of Seminole County. He held that post until 1952 and passed away 11 years later in 1963. Lawton Elementary School is named in his honor.

W. J. Lawton, Sr. served as a trustee of the First Baptist Church of Oviedo, as well as a secretary and treasurer for the church's Sunday school. He graduated from Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, in 1900. Lawton married Lillian Della Lee (ca. 1883-1977) and had four children: Elizabeth Lawton Laney, Kathryn Lawton, John. K. Lawton, and Winborn Joseph Lawton, Jr. Lawton was in the mercantile business, worked as an insurance agent, and grew citrus.

Creator

Reagan, Bettye Jean Aulin

Source

Original painting: Reagan, Bettye. Lawton's Store. 1998: Private Collection of Bettye Reagan.

Date Created

1998

Date Copyrighted

1998

Contributor

Reagan, Bettye Jean Aulin

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original painting: Reagan, Bettye. Lawton's Store. 1998.

Is Part Of

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

Format

image/jpg

Extent

310 KB

Medium

1 painting

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Oviedo, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Economics Teacher
Humanities Teacher
Visual Arts Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Bettye Reagan.

Rights Holder

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

Contributing Project

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

Source Repository

Private Collection of Bettye Reagan

External Reference

Robison, Jim. Around Oviedo. 2012.
Rajtar, Steve. "Oviedo Historical Trail". Steve Rajtar. http://www.geocities.ws/krdvry/hikeplans/oviedo/planoviedo.html.
"History of the First Baptist Church, Oviedo, Florida: First 100 Years, 1869-1969." RICHES of Central Florida. https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/omeka2/items/show/5657.

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Original Format

1 painting

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