Mayor Carl T. Langford's Small Key to the City of Orlando

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Mayor Carl T. Langford's Small Key to the City of Orlando

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Mayor Langford's Key to the City


Orlando (Fla.)


The small city key presented to Mayor Carl T. Langford (1918-2011). Mayor Langford later presented this key to George Hill in 1973. Little information is known on who George Hill was or why he was being honor with a key to the city.

Langford was elected to the Office of Mayor on March 7, 1967, to fill the vacancy left when Mayor Bob Carr (1899-1967) died in office. Mayor Langford served through 1980. He was a businessman who strived to follow the code of the City of Orlando and enforce all laws as they were stated. Mayor Langford played a significant role in expanding Orlando with the installation of the Orlando International Airport, which is his main legacy. He also served as mayor during the Civil Rights Movement and played a role in integrating the city. Mayor Langford created a program to help African Americans pass the required written exam to enter the police academy and he also created a policy that allowed African Americans to become firemen, which made Orlando the first city in the state of Florida to have African American firefighters.


Original key: Orlando Remembered Exhibit, Orlando City Hall, Orlando, Florida.

Date Created

ca. 1967-1980

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.




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Physical Object


Orlando City Hall, Downtown Orlando, Florida

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History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher

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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.

Contributing Project

Orlando Remembered


Smith, Robert T.
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

"Florida." Keedex.
"Object Record. 2005.008.0011." Orange County Regional History Center, accessed January 30, 2016.
Schlueb, Mark. "Carl Langford remembered as Orlando mayor who loved city, a good prank." The Orlando Sentinel, July 14, 2011. Accessed February 1, 2016.
Schlueb, Mark and Weiner, Jeff. "Carl Langford: Former Orlando mayor led city during period of tremendous growth." The Orlando Sentinel, July 9, 2011. Accessed March 10, 2016.
Langford, Carl. Hizzoner the Mayor. Orlando, Fla: Chateau Pub, 1976.



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