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Interview with Mrs. Harlow G. Fredrick

Doris Z. Anderson Fredrick (widow of the late Harlow G. Fredrick, Sr.) reminisces about the 1920s in Orlando, especially from the standpoint of music.  She was a great granddaughter of Joseph Smith, the martyr, and a member of the Reorganized Church of Latter Day Saints.  She and her family were the first members of this church to come to Orlando.  Harlow Grafton Fredrick, Sr. was a prominent real estate buisnessman and general manager of Empire Studios, an independent motion picture firm based in Orlando.

This interview was conducted by Eleanor Fisher on June 18, 1975 for the Friends of the Orlando Public Librarys’s Oral History Committee.  We are grateful for the Orange County Regional History Center‘s making these recordings available for Orlando Memory.

Eleanor Fisher interviewed Mrs. Fredrick again on March 30, 1976.  Much of this interview covers the same topics but is a better recording of Doris’ voice and expounds on some of the previous topics:  The family followed Harlow to Orlando in late 1925; description of Orange Avenue; Harlow’s ventures in real estate; business ventures – Candy Counter and Buddy’s Corner; recollections of early Orlando music groups (she was one our leading soloists for many years.)

 

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Mrs. Harlow G. Fredrick 06-18-1975 Part 1

Doris Anderson Fredrick (widow of the late Harlow G. Fredrick) talks of coming to Orlando, singing, ...




Mrs. Harlow G. Fredrick 06-18-1975 Part 2

Wednesday Music Club; "Shawl Pageants"; the Fredrick's "Kandy Korner" (home made candies store near the Beacham Theater; her philosophy on progress.




Doris Anderson Fredrick 03-30-1976 Part 2



Doris Anderson Fredrick 03-30-1976 Part 1



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