McElroy Apartments

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Title

McElroy Apartments

Alternative Title

McElroy Apartments

Subject

Orlando (Fla.)
Housing--Florida

Description

McElroy Apartments was originally a building owned by Sylvan McElroy Sr., whose family was one of the first settlers in Orlando, Florida, arriving in 1881. McElroy attended Rollins Academy (present-day Rollins College) in Winter Park, the Stetson University in DeLand, and received his medical degree from a medical school in Maryland. He opened his medical practice in 1908, and was a founder of the Orange General Hospital, now known as the Orlando Regional Medical Center (ORMC). Prior to 1926, he hired designer George Krug, who was well known for his Colonial Revival-style architecture, to help build his new apartment building on Orange Avenue, two blocks north of Lake Lucerne. In the early 1960s, after McElroy, passed away, the City of Orlando bought the property and demolished the apartments, in order to build a parking garage for Orlando Utilities. Today, the garage belongs to the International Restaurant &amp
Hospitality Consulting Group (IRHC).

Source

Original black and white photograph: Orlando Remembered Exhibit, Orlando City Hall, Orlando, Florida.

Date Created

ca. 1920-1930

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

317 KB

Medium

1 black and white photograph

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

McElroy Apartments, Downtown Orlando, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Geography 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

Marina, David
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

Rajtar, Steve. A Guide to Historic Orlando. Charleston, SC: History Press, 2006.
"Early Settlers of Orange County- The McElroy Family." Buried Treasures 33, no. 4, 69-71. Accessed January 31, 2016. http://www.cfgs.org/images/files/quarterly/bt200112_cfgs_quarterly_vol_33-4.pdf.

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