Bird's Eye View of Orange Avenue Postcard

Dublin Core

Title

Bird's Eye View of Orange Avenue Postcard

Alternative Title

Orange Avenue Postcard

Subject

Orlando (Fla.)
Postcards--Florida
Shops
Stores, Retail--United States
Candy industry--United States
Buildings--Florida
Hardware industry--Florida

Description

Postcard showing a bird's eye view of Orange Avenue looking north. The cross street in the foreground is Church Street.

On the west side of Orange Avenue, at the corner of Church, is the White House Candy Palace at 140 South Orange Avenue. The Candy Palace was built circa 1908 and demolished circa 1928. The building replaced an earlier one that was destroyed by fire in 1907. The original building was white, which is how the White House Candy Palace got its name. The Candy Palace was replaced by the First National Bank Building in 2011.

On the east side of the street is the Guernsey Hardware building, formerly located at 135-141 South Orange Avenue. The hardware store was constructed circa 1881 and demolished in 1924. Guernsey Hardware as originally the Cassius A. Boone Hardware Store. Boone operated his hardware store along with his partner William A. Patrick. In 1895, the building and the stock was purchased by Joseph L. Guernsey. Boone chose to go into the citrus industry instead of running a store. Guernsey Hardware operated in the store until 1922 when the Woolworth Company obtained a 99-year lease and in 1924 built a new building that stood until 2004 when it was replaced with part of The Plaza office complex.

Source

Original 5.5 x 3.5 inch color postcard: C. T. American Art: Private Collection of Thomas Cook.

Publisher

C. T. American Art

Date Created

ca. 1920

Date Copyrighted

ca. 1920

Date Issued

ca. 1920

Contributor

Cook, Thomas

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original 5.5 x 3.5 inch color postcard: C.T. American Art.

Is Part Of

Private Collection of Thomas Cook.

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

Format

application/pdf

Extent

688 KB

Medium

5.5 x 3.5 inch color postcard

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Orlando, Florida

Spatial Coverage

28.540676, -81.379037
28.54098, -81.379008

Temporal Coverage

1920-01-01/1920-12-31

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Economics Teacher
Geography Teacher

Provenance

Originally published by C. T. American Art .

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by C. T. American Art and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Curator

Cook, Thomas

Digital Collection

Source Repository

Private Collection of Thomas Cook

External Reference

"Downtown Orlando Historic District Walking Tour." City of Orlando. http://sanfordhistory.tripod.com/Links/wtour.pdf.
Rajtar, Steve. A Guide to Historic Orlando. Charleston, SC: History Press, 2006.

Transcript

BIRD'S EYE VIEW OF ORANGE AVENUE, LOOKING NORTH, ORLANDO, FLA.
THIS SPACE FOR WRITING MESSAGES.
C.T. AMERICAN ART
POST CARD
THIS SPACE FOR ADDRESS ONLY
U.S. POSTAGE 2 CENTS 2

Colfax bcc[?]
May 14-

Dear Leutiv[?]-received your card we are both well- will write you a letter soon-we have been so busy here cleaning, and other things too. The weather has been bad here.

Aunt Sou

Mrs. Anerge[?] Omicheal[?]
Frankfurt, Indiana
552 Grun[?]

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

1 color postcard

Physical Dimensions

5.5 x 3.5 inch

Locations

Categories