It is impossible to capture everything about the man and his life in a single page, chapter, or even a single book, but Bob Snow’s website along with newspaper and magazine articles from the files at the Orlando Public Library provide a great introduction! One thing’s for certain – no matter how the story ends – his biography will be classified adventure!
A brief bio of Bob Snow (Robert James Snegosky) published in the local Orlando newspaper after he shook things up with the opening of Rosie O’Grady’s, Apple Annies, Lili Marlene’s as part of grand plans for the Church Street Station entertainment complex.
Present Day – For a look at what Bob Snow’s accomplished in the past and what he’s planning for the future, www.Snow_and_Associates.com
You’ll find photos of old friends – people and venues – bios and more.
Peruse documents and images under Attachments.
Brief bio published in the local Orlando newspaper about the man who created Church Street Station. Here's a short excerpt from the bio:
He hunts the most ferocious animals on earth with his arsenal of rare shotguns. ... He stockpiles hundreds of elegant, precious antiques as if they were going out of style . . . again.
And he refuses to build from the ground up in the suburbs of any city. He's a believe in downtowns.
That's where old time values were born. Where buildings were once crafted like pieces of sculpture. Where beauty and antiquity cry out for recognition."Everything here is real," he says, using Church Street as an example. "The bricks are real, The building has a sense of history. You can't duplicate authenticity."
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People Magazine article in the July 12, 1976 edition entitled: "One the Move : Bob Snow is the Florida Barnum who can't stand promoters."
Florida Magazine article published with the November 28, 1976 edition of the Sunday Sentinel Star, entitled "Downtowners" about Bob Snow and others who reside in the downtown area.
Bob Snow: With the vision of a skypilot and the gusto of a barnstormer he turned downtown, uptown. Article in Florida Magazine on Bob Snow by Jeffrey Zaslow. Includes of Bob Snow and his wife Nancy.
"Wilmer Mitchell, Snow's legal counsel, remembers a day in 1972: We pressed our noses up against the glass where Rosie's is now and all I saw was a shambles and all he saw was a dream. He turned to me and said, 'Isn't it beautiful?' just as I was getting ready to turn to him to say, "This is awful.' But do you know what he described for me exactly what you see when you go down there at night now. Exactly."
Four page article entitled: Bob Snow reveals his exciting plans, dreams : Here, for the first time, are some of the amazing details of the Church Street hotel where people will actually sleep in old railroad cars.
Article in the Orlando Sentinel, pp. A1, A6) announcing Bob Snow's departure from Orlando and Church Street Station.