A Glimpse of the Business Section Postcard

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A Glimpse of the Business Section Postcard

Alternative Title

Orlando Business Section Postcard


Orlando (Fla.)
Business districts
Elks, Benevolent and Protective Order of


Postcard showing Central Avenue (now Central Boulevard) at the corner of Court Avenue in Orlando, Florida. It shows the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Club, as well as the intersection of Central and Orange Avenue. The Elks Club building was constructed circa 1910 and demolished circa 1955. The cost of construction was $8,500 and the architecture was designed in the Modern Eclectic style with Bungalow elements. The Orlando Lodge of the Elks was founded on June 28, 1907. The Lodge rented space, first from the Odd Fellows and later the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) prior to purchasing the land at Court Street and Central Boulevard for $1,250. Orange County eventually bought the property and demolished the building at the same time that the 1892 Orange County Courthouse was being torn down in preparation of the building of the Courthouse Annex building. The ground where the Elks Building once stood was turned into a parking lot for the Courthouse. The Elks moved to 409 East Central Boulevard and remained there until a fire destroyed the lodge in 1969. Afterward, the Elks moved to 12 North Primrose Avenue. The parking lot was eventually redeveloped into Heritage Square after the demolition of the Orange County Courthouse Annex in the late 1990s. Heritage Square opened in 2000.


Original color postcard: E. C. Kropp Company, Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Private Collection of Thomas Cook.


E. C. Kropp Company

Date Created

ca. 1928

Date Copyrighted

ca. 1928

Date Issued

ca. 1928

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original color postcard: E. C. Kropp Company, Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Private Collection of Thomas Cook.

Is Part Of

Private Collection of Thomas Cook.
Postcard Collection, Thomas Cook Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.




651 KB


5.5 x 3.5 inch color postcard




Still Image


Orlando, Florida

Spatial Coverage

37.734001, -88.932637

Temporal Coverage


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Originally created by E. C. Kropp Company.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by E. C. Kropp Company and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project


Cook, Thomas

Digital Collection

Source Repository

Private Collection of Thomas Cook

External Reference

Rajtar, Steve. A Guide to Historic Orlando. Charleston, SC: History Press, 2006.
"Elks History Project." The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America. http://www.elks.org/history.


A Glimpse of the Business Section, Orlando, Florida
The whiff of the pine,
And the scent of the palm
Give to Florida sunshine
It's sweet soothing balm.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

1 color postcard

Physical Dimensions

5.5 x 3.5 inch



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