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City halls--United States
A brochure concerning the construction of the Orlando City Hall in Orlando, Florida. The brochure outlines the city officials responsible in the various steps of its conception, construction, and design processes. A brief stapled on the inside of the front cover details the construction materials as well as the technical features of the building. A majority of the brochure consists of floor plan designs. The building was designed by noted Orlando architect Richard Boone Rogers under the administration of Mayor William Beardall (1923-2011), and was constructed on land acquired during the administration of Mayor J. Rolfe Davis (1904-1988). The building was constructed by Tampa-based firm C.A. Fielland from 1956 to 1958 during the administration of Mayor Bob Carr (1899-1967). Dedicated on 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 ten feet away as a product of Mayor Bill Frederick’s efforts to beautify and improve Orlando. The building's implosion is featured in a scene from the Warner Bros.’ 1992 film Lethal Weapon 3.
Is Format Of
Digital reproduction of original 12-page brochure by the Orlando Chamber of Commerce, 1958.
Is Part Of
Orlando Public Library, Orlando, Florida.
Orlando City Hall Collection, Orlando Remembered Collection, Orlando Collection, Orange County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
Orlando City Hall, Downtown Orlando, Florida
Originally created by the Orlando Chamber of Commerce.
"Object 2009.070.0002 - Granite." 1958. Orange County Regional History Center, http://thehistorycenter.pastperfectonline.com/webobject/19C7CEBD-3BF5-48A6-8B24-394179597640.