Central Florida Magazine (October 1986)
Central Florida Magazine
The cover from the October 1986 issue of the Central Florida magazine, which highlights the economic boom in Orlando, Florida, under Mayor Bill Frederick (b. 1934), who served as mayor from 1980 to 1992. The growing city was, during this time, facing numerous internal issues, including an inadequate sewage system, heavy traffic, and a congested metropolitan center that locals worried was detracting from the beauty of the city. Mayor Frederick was considered instrumental in implementing many structural and economic reforms from a new transportation system to the construction of major city landmarks. During his time in office, Mayor Frederick would be responsible for several major renovations, including the refurbishment of Lake Eola, the expansion of Orlando International Airport, and the erection of a new city hall. A strong supporter of education and the arts, Mayor Frederick would also work to improve public schools for the city and go on to lay the foundation necessary for the construction of what would eventually become Central Florida’s Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.
Is Format Of
Digital reproduction of original magazine: Central Florida Magazine, October 1986.
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.
1 magazine cover
Orlando International Airport, Orlando, Florida
Originally published by Central Florida Magazine.
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Quesinberry, Amy. "Curtain Rises at New Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.” The Orange Observer, November 13, 2014. http://www.orangeobserver.com/photo-gallery/curtain-rises-new-dr-phillips-center-performing-arts.