Two unidentified portions of Sky Lake, a residential community and unincorporated area in Orange County, Florida, in the 1960s. It is 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.
Original 8 x 10 inch black and white photograph by Fred DeWitt: Pine Castle Historical Society, Pine Castle, Florida.
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Digital reproduction of original 8 x 10 inch black and white photograph by Fred DeWitt.
Is Part Of
Sky Lake Collection, Orange County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
8 x 10 inch black and white photographs
Sky Lake, Florida
Originally created by Fred DeWitt.
Copyright to this resource is held by Fred DeWitt and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.
Tracy, Jane. "Harriett and Hymen Lake .'" Orlando Memory, March 11, 2014, http://dc.ocls.info/memory/image/harriett-and-hymen-lake.
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2 black and white photographs
8 x 10 inches
DeWitt, Fred. “Sky Lake.” RICHES of Central Florida accessed July 6, 2022, https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/omeka/items/show/7026.