Mayor Bob Carr at the First Orlando City Council Meeting in the New Orlando City Hall

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Title

Mayor Bob Carr at the First Orlando City Council Meeting in the New Orlando City Hall

Alternative Title

Orlando City Council Meeting in New City Hall

Subject

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

Description

Mayor Bob Carr (1899-1967) at the first Orlando City Council meeting in the new 1958 Orlando City Hall in Downtown Orlando, Florida. Photographed, from left to right, are: Grace Avera, council secretary; William G. Stewart, city clerk; A. B. Herndon, Director of Public Works; George A. Baker, councilman; Claude R. Edwards (ca. 1922-2002), who later became a judge for the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida; Mayor Carr; W. M. Sanderlin (b. ca. 1925), councilman; Wilbur H. Strickland; J. Edward Greaves, Director of Finance, and John G. Baker, city attorney.

The city hall was built in 1958 and was later demolished in 1991. Mayor Carr was mayor when the greatest growth took place in Orlando with Walt Disney (1901-1966) announcing plans to build the Walt Disney World Resort just outside the city. In 1967, Mayor Carr died from a heart attack while still in office.

Source

Original color photographic print: Orlando Remembered Exhibit, Orlando City Hall, Orlando, Florida.

Date Created

ca. 1958-1959

Is Format Of

Original color photographic print.

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

32.9 KB

Medium

1 color photographic print

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

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

Radigan, John

Digital Collection

External Reference

"Orlando City Hall.” Controlled-demolition.com. Accessed April 7, 2016. http://www.controlled-demolition.com/orlando-city-hall.
Allman, T. D. "Beyond Disney." National Geographic. http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2007/03/orlando/allman-text.

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