Mayor Carl T. Langford's Gavel

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Title

Mayor Carl T. Langford's Gavel

Alternative Title

Mayor Langford's Gavel

Subject

Orlando (Fla.)
Mayors--United States

Description

Mayor Carl T. Langford's (1918-2011) gavel, which was used to bring Orlando City Council meetings to order. The gavel is made of wood, with a metal ring attaching the handle to the head of the gavel. Mayor Langford shepherded Orlando, Florida, through a period of rapid growth due to the opening of Walt Disney World in 1917. He served as mayor from 1967 to 1980, and was known for his sense of humor and personable behavior. Mayor Langford is responsible for converting McCoy Air Force Base, which housed B-52 strategic bombers, into Orlando International Airport, which is his lasting legacy on the city.

Source

Original gavel: 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.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

491 KB

Medium

1 gavel

Language

eng

Type

Physical Object

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

Strickler, Stephen
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

Weiner, Jeff, and Mark Schlueb. "Carl Langford: Former Orlando mayor led city during period of tremendous growth." The Orlando Sentinel, July 9, 2011. http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2011-07-09/news/os-obit-carl-langford-20110709_1_mayor-buddy-dyer-carl-langford-longest-serving-mayor.

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