Orlando's New City Hall, 1958

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Orlando's New City Hall, 1958

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Orlando's New City Hall


Orlando (Fla.)
City halls--United States


The City of Orlando acquired a new city hall in 1958. Situated at the corner of South Orange Avenue and South Street in Downtown Orlando, the 1958 city was located very close to where the current city hall stands. The 1958 city hall was a large eight-story upgrade from the previous city hall. Prior to 1924, the city government offices were housed in the former building for the Orlando Public School. In 1924, city hall was relocated and the Orlando Police Department (OPD) took over the old school building. The 1958 city hall was imploded 1991 for the filming of Lethal Weapon 3. The current Orlando City Hall was built on the same lot, with its signature dome roof while being overshadowed by large skyscrapers in the heart of Downtown Orlando at the corner of Orange Avenue and South Street.


Original black and white photographic print, 1958: Orlando Remembered Exhibit, Orlando City Hall, Orlando, Florida.

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Digital reproduction of original black and white photographic print, 1958.

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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.




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Orlando City Hall, Downtown Orlando, Florida

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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.

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Orlando Remembered


Rodriguez, Coty
Cepero, Laura

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External Reference

Benedick, Robin. "Orlando Fancies New City Hall As Downtown Gem." The Orlando Sentinel, August 7, 1988. Accessed February 3, 2016. http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/1988-08-07/news/0060090163_1_city-hall-complex-orlando-downtown.
Homan, Lynn M., and Thomas Reilly. Orlando in Vintage Postcards. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2001.
Fishman, Charles. "Orlando City Hall: A Building Gives Up The Ghost, Without Giving Up Its Ghosts." The Orlando Sentinel, July 14, 1991. Accessed February 3, 2016. http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/1991-07-14/news/9107121105_1_new-city-hall-stanton-orlando.



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