Mayor Carl T. Langford's Gavel
Mayor Langford's Gavel
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.
Original gavel: Orlando Remembered Exhibit, Orlando City Hall, Orlando, Florida.
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Original color digital image, 2016.
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Orlando Remembered Exhibit, Orlando City Hall, Orlando, Florida.
Orlando City Hall Collection, Orlando Remembered Collection, Orlando Collection, Orange County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
Orlando City Hall, Downtown Orlando, Florida
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.