Silver Drive Homes Under Construction

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Title

Silver Drive Homes Under Construction

Alternative Title

Silver Drive Housing Construction

Subject

Orlando (Fla.)
Housing--Florida

Description

Home under construction on Silver Drive in Downtown Orlando, Florida. During the 1950s and 1960s, Orlando underwent one of the biggest building booms within its history. The 1952 census of the city registered a total of 18,513 housing units within Orlando, an increase of over 6,262 new structures since the last census in 1940. New construction companies, such as Phillips Properties began building up large residential areas throughout the city, many of which still stand today. The houses of Silver Drive, which were predominantly constructed during the early 1950s, were one such example and showcases the scale of these developmental projects.

Source

Digital reproduction of original 11 x 6 inch black and white photographic print: "The homes on Silver Drive under construction, circa 1950." Orlando Memory. http://www.orlandomemory.info/sites/default/files/styles/full_size_image/public/image_files/SD.jpeg?itok=oKgajgYL.

Date Created

ca. 1950

Contributor

Swenk, Lynda Hope

Is Part Of

"A House is a House, Orlando Memory.
Orlando City Hall Collection, Orlando Remembered Collection, Orlando Collection, Orange County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpeg

Extent

85.7 KB

Medium

11 x 6 inch black and white photographic print

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Silver Drive, College Park, Orlando, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Geography Teacher

Provenance

Originally owned by Lynda Hope Swenk and published by Orlando Memory.

Rights Holder

Contributing Project

Orlando Remembered

Curator

Alexander, Mercy
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

Bacon, Eve. Orlando: A Centennial History. (Chuluota, FL: Mickler House, 1975), 165.
Swenk, Lynda. "A House is a House." Orlando Memory. Accessed March 7, 2016. http://www.orlandomemory.info/memory/document/house-house-lynda-swenk.

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