In Commemoration of a Former Landmark of the City of Orlando

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Title

In Commemoration of a Former Landmark of the City of Orlando

Alternative Title

City Hall Commemoration

Subject

Orlando (Fla.)
City halls--United States
Mayors--United States

Description

A plaque commemorating the former 1958 Orlando City Hall, which was imploded on October 25, 1991, for the filming of Lethal Weapon 3. The building was replaced by a new one in 1991 as a product of Mayor Bill Frederick’s (b. 1934) efforts to beautify and improve Orlando. The city hall was designed by noted Orlando architect Richard Boone Rogers under the administration of Mayor William Hamer Beardall, Jr. (1890-1984), who served from 1940 to 1952, and the land was acquired during the administration of Mayor J. Rolfe Davis (1904-1988), who served from 1953 to 1956. The building was constructed by Tampa-based firm C. A. Fielland from 1956 to 1958 during the administration of Mayor Bob Carr (1899-1967), who served from 1956 to 1967. Dedicated October 3, 1958, the building served as Orlando’s City Hall until its implosion on October 25, 1991, following the construction of a new city hall less than 10 feet away.

Source

Original commemorative plaque: Orlando Remembered Exhibit, Orlando City Hall, Orlando, Florida.

Date Created

ca. 1992

Is Format Of

Original color digital image, 2016.

Is Part Of

Orlando Remembered Exhibit, Orlando City Hall, Orlando, Florida.
Orlando City Hall Collection, Orlando Remembered Collection, Orlando Collection, Orange County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

217 KB

Medium

1 commemorative plaque

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Orlando City Hall, Downtown Orlando, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Orange County Regional History Center and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Orlando Remembered

Curator

Wolf, Casey
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

"Object 2009.070.0002 - Granite." 1958. Orange County Regional History Center, http://thehistorycenter.pastperfectonline.com/webobject/19C7CEBD-3BF5-48A6-8B24-394179597640.

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