Dr. Phillips Legacies, Volume 3, Spring 2008

Dr. Phillips Legacies, Volume 3, Spring 2008

August 22, 2017

The first edition of the Dr. Phillips Legacies newsletter explored the events that brought the well-known Dr. Phillips name to the Central Florida community. The second edition shared the enrichments to the community that were a result of the Phillips family’s dedication to the arts, culminating in the naming of The Dr. P. Phillips Orlando Performing Arts Center.

The next step of this 100-year journey – so deeply intertwined with the development of Central Florida as we know it today – will explore the Phillips family’s history in the citrus business. At one time, the Dr. Phillips Citrus Co. was the largest citrus producer in the world. The company’s innovative processing and packing practices were the first to sell more than 100 million oranges in one year.

Dr. Phillips contributed to establishing Central Florida as a recognized leader for the nation’s citrus and produced registered trademarks such as Dr. Phillips, Two Brothers, Zest, Tri Juice, Palestine, Right-O’-Way, Harem, Fairvilla, Del Ora, Sealedgold, Commander, Tippecanoe and Woodpecker. It all began because Doc Phillips had an eye for opportunity in the unpopulated lands of Central Florida. From page one of  Dr. Phillips Legacies: Enriching the Community with the Fruits of Our Labor, Volume 3, Spring 2008.

Listen to the Orange County Library System's oral history interview with Howard Phillips conducted February 22, 1975.

Howard Phillips Oral History Interview Part I (15:20)

Howard Phillips Oral History Interview Part II (15:33)

Dr. Phillips Legacies courtesy of the Dr. Phillips Foundation.

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