Mayor William Hamer Beardall, Jr.'s Key to the City of Orlando
Mayor Beardall's Key
The city key presented to Mayor William Hamer Beardall, Jr. (1890-1984). Beardall served as Mayor of Orlando from 1940 to 1952. He served four consecutive terms through the turbulent years of World War II and its aftermath. While in office he upgraded the city infrastructure including construction of a new sewage plant, expansion of paved roads and highways, and various airport additions, all of which aided the overall growth of the city.
Original key: Orlando Remembered Exhibit, Orlando City Hall, Orlando, Florida.
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Original color digital image, 2016.
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Orlando Remembered Exhibit, Orlando City Hall, Orlando, Florida.
Orlando City Hall Collection, Orlando Remembered Collection, Orlando Collection, Orange County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
Orlando City Hall, Downtown Orlando, Florida
Andrews, Mark. "Service Was A Family Tradition For Mayor Beardall And Brothers." The Orlando Sentinel, November 1, 1992. http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/1992-11-01/news/9210290653_1_beardall-war-i-orlando.
Bacon, Eve. Orlando: A Centennial History. Chuluota, Florida: The Mickler House Publishers, 1977.