Orlando Remembered

Orlando Regions Bank

Orlando Regions Bank

This digial exhibit was created by UCF history intern Rachel Williams during the Summer Semester of 2014. The physical exhibit was created by Orlando Remembered at the Regions Bank building, located at 111-113 North Orange Avenue in Downtown Orlando, Florida. The Orlando Remembered Committee of the Historical Society of Central Florida, Inc. was created to "showcase artistic renderings of the time depicted, with artifacts and historical memorabilia from the location in an effort to preserve the memory of Orlando's history while acknowledging the potential of the City's future." The exhibit at Regions Bank memorializes several businesses and churches located around the Sears, Roebuck & Company building (now the Regions Bank building), including Frigidaire, the Cathedral of St. Luke, St. James Catholic Church, Denmark's Sporting Goods, Kiddie Korner, Main Street Market, Associated Radio Store, and Gibbs-Louis, Inc. The exhibit was designed by Bob Buck and the artwork was created by Jim Stohl.

Orlando Public Library

Orlando Public Library

Created by UCF history intern Rachel Williams during the Summer Semester of 2014, this exhibit centers around the Orlando Public Library. The physical exhibit was created by Orlando Remembered at the Orlando Public Library, located at 101 East Central Boulevard in Downtown Orlando, Florida. The Orlando Remembered Committee of the Historical Society of Central Florida, Inc. was created to "showcase artistic renderings of the time depicted, with artifacts and historical memorabilia from the location in an effort to preserve the memory of Orlando's history while acknowledging the potential of the City's future." The exhibit at Regions Bank memorializes several businesses and churches located around the Albertson Public Library (now the Orlando Public Library), including the Orlando Chamber of Commerce building, City of Orlando Fire Station No. 1, and the Salvation Army building.

Orlando Public Library

A Transformed Block: The Development of South Orange Avenue

The Orlando Remembered Exhibit at the Downtown Orlando Information Center is located at 400 South Orange Avenue in Downtown Orlando, Florida. This digital exhibit features the history of the block surrounded by South Orange Avenue, East Church Street, South Magnolia Avenue (formerly South Main Street), and East Jackson Street, particularly in the 1940s and 1950s. In the early 1960s, the buildings within the block were demolished and replaced by the Barnett Plaza and CNA Tower in 1952. The lot now includes the Downtown Orlando Information Center and the BB&T Bank building. The center is located at 400 South Orange Avenue.

Orlando Post Office

The Building and Beyond: Orlando's Post Office and Its Evolving Community

From its construction onward, the Downtown Orlando Post Office has been a physical symbol of the growing and evolving city that surrounds it. Opened in 1941, the post office experienced many changes that reflected national and local social and economic transformations. Demographic shifts, wars, economic booms and downturns, and social conflicts were reflected in the history of the Orlando Post Office. This exhibit examines the impact of some of these changes on the building itself and the people who worked there or used the agency's services. Viewing the building over time allows us to see the impact it had on Orlando and to glimpse a reflection of the city itself. The post office building was more than just a government edifice; it became a symbol of the city that surrounds it.