Bird's Eye View of Orlando, 1884

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Bird's Eye View of Orlando, 1884

Alternative Title

View of Orlando


Orlando (Fla.)
Post offices


An elevated view of Orlando, Florida, in 1884. The lithograph focused on Sinclair's Real Estate Agency, located on the corner of Pine Street and South Orange Avenue. Other sites highlighted in the lithograph include the home of J. G. Sinclair, the home of N. L. Mills, the new Orange County Jail, and Orange County Courthouse, the opera house, the Orlando Masonic Hall, the South Florida Seminary, the Charleston House, and the Summerlin House. The lithograph also marks various manufactories, mills, churches, and the South Florida Railroad Depot. The Orlando area was originally occupied by the Creek and Seminole tribes. In 1838, Fort Gatlin was erected on the shores of Lake Gatlin, just a few miles south of present-day Downtown Orlando. Centered around Church Street, Orlando became a city in 1884, the year that this lithograph was created

Originally a cattle town, Orlando grew into a major citrus growing center by the 1920s. The city continued to grow during the Great Depression with aid from the Work Progress Administration (WPA). During World War II, Orlando became a major military center as well, with the development of the McCoy Air Force Base and Pinecastle Air Force Base, and with the addition of the Naval Training Center (NTC) Orlando in 1968. Downtown Orlando declined in the 1960s and 1970s. Redevelopment began in the 1970s and continued into the 1980s, with projects such as the Church Street Station entertainment complex. In 1998, a building boom began and continued through the 2000s.


Beck, Adam
Pauli, Clemens J.


Original black and white lithograph by Adam Beck and Clemens J. Pauli, 1884: Private Collection of Texann Ivy Buck.


Stoner, J. J.

Date Created


Date Copyrighted



Buck, Texann Ivy

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original black and white lithograph by Adam Beck and Clemens J. Pauli, 1884.

Is Part Of

Orlando Collection, Orange County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.




2.24 MB


1 black and white lithograph




Still Image


Sinclair's Real Estate Agency, Orlando, Florida

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History Teacher
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Originally created by Adam Beck and Clemens J. Pauli, and published by J. J. Stoner.

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There is no known copyright to this resource, which is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project


Stoddard, James

Digital Collection

Source Repository

Private Collection of Texann Ivy Buck

External Reference

Antequino, Stephanie Gaub, and Tana Mosier Porter. Lost Orlando. Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia Pub, 2012.
Rajtar, Steve. A Guide to Historic Orlando. Charleston, SC: History Press, 2006.
"Downtown Orlando Historic District Walking Tour." City of Orlando.



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