Sky Lake Neighborhoods

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Title

Sky Lake Neighborhoods

Alternative Title

Sky Lake

Subject

Orlando (Fla.)
Housing--Florida

Description

The residential development in Sky Lake, Florida, in the 1960s. The first aerial photograph is taken from the north and has been annotated to show the location of the Publix Supermarket and U.S. Route 441 (US 441), also known as Orange Blossom Trail (OBT). In the second photograph, Lancaster Road is on the bottom and US 441 is to the right. The third photograph is a closeup aerial view, most likely taken from a northern approach with OBT located on the right side of the picture.

Sky Lake is a residential community and unincorporated area, located approximately seven miles south of Downtown Orlando between Lancaster Road and Sand Lake Road. The community was developed in late 1950s and 1960s by Hymen Lake. Houses originally sold in the range of $10,000 to $15,000. In the 1970s, Sky Lake became one of the first housing developments to be racially integrated. The community was originally proposed to include one thousand homes within the middle of the square mile block and a ring of commercial developments along the perimeter.

Creator

DeWitt, Fred

Source

Original 8 x 10 inch black and white photograph by Fred DeWitt by Fred DeWitt: Pine Castle Historical Society, Pine Castle, Florida.

Date Created

ca. 1962-1965

Date Copyrighted

ca. 1962-1965

Date Submitted

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Contributor

Lake, Harriett

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original 8 x 10 inch black and white photograph by Fred DeWitt by Fred DeWitt.

Is Part Of

Sky Lake Collection, Orange County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Medium

8 x 10 inch black and white photographs

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Sky Lake, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Geography Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Fred DeWitt.

Rights Holder

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

Curator

Barnes, Mark

Digital Collection

Source Repository

External Reference

Tracy, Jane. "Harriett and Hymen Lake .'" Orlando Memory, March 11, 2014, http://dc.ocls.info/memory/image/harriett-and-hymen-lake.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

3 black and white photographs

Physical Dimensions

8 x 10 inches

Locations

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