Central Ave., Looking West from Court House Postcard

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Title

Central Ave., Looking West from Court House Postcard

Alternative Title

Central Ave. Postcard

Subject

Orlando (Fla.)
Postcards--Florida
Elks, Benevolent and Protective Order of
Postcards--Florida
Community centers--Florida
Buildings--Florida
Courthouses--Florida

Description

Postcard posted February of 1919 that shows Central Avenue (now Central Boulevard) at the corner of Court Avenue. Pictured is the Elks Club, as well as the intersection of Central and Orange Avenue. The Orlando Lodge of the Elks was founded on June 28, 1907. The Lodge rented space, first from the Odd Fellows and later the YMCA, prior to purchasing the land at Court Street and Central Boulevard for $1,250. The building was constructed circa 1910 by the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks and cost $8,500 to build. It was made in the Modern Eclectic style with Bungalow elements. Orange County eventually bought the property and demolished the building in 1955, at the same time 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 Club moved to 409 East Central Boulevard and remained there until a fire destroyed their 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.

Source

Original 5.5 x 3.5 inch color postcard, 1919: E. C. Kropp Company, Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Private Collection of Thomas Cook.

Publisher

E. C. Kropp Company

Date Created

1919

Date Copyrighted

1919

Date Issued

1919

Contributor

Cook, Thomas

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original 5.5 x 3.5 inch color postcard, 1919: E. C. Kropp Company, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Is Part Of

Private Collection of Thomas Cook.

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

Format

application/pdf

Extent

733 KB

Medium

5.5 x 3.5 inch color postcard

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Orlando, Florida

Spatial Coverage

28.542134, -81.378299

Temporal Coverage

1919-01-01/1919-12-31

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Geography Teacher
Humanities Teacher
Visual Arts Teacher

Provenance

Originally published by the 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

Curator

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/.

Transcript

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Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

1 color postcard

Physical Dimensions

5.5 x 3.5 inch

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