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Guernsey Park

Lovely Guernsey Park at 1320 Guernsey Street and Northumberland Avenue in College Park.

The park was named for the Guernsey family who made so many  outstanding contributions to the City Beautiful.

Many Orlandoans will remember the Guernsey  Good  Citizenship  Cup  awarded to students in area schools for civic excellence.

Astronaut John Young, who grew up in College Park, received the Guernsey Good Citizenship Cup in 1948 as a graduating senior at Orlando High School.

College Park resident Joseph S. Guernsey is the grandson of Orlando banking pioneer, Joseph L. Guernsey who came here in 1886, purchased considerable property from the city centre to Colonial Drive, as well as residences on Lake Eola and Lake Ivanhoe.  Joseph L. Guernsey’s son, Joseph W. Guernsey, would continue in the family banking business, Guernsey & Warfield, and real estate enterprises. After serving his country as a pilot in WWII and flying as an airline pilot for Pan American, Joseph S. Guernsey returned to Orlando to enter the real estate business. He founded the Florida Mortgage Service, Orlando Federal Savings and Loan Association, served as leader of the realty firm Guernsey, Green and Slemons, and founded Lake Highland Preparatory School in addition to serving in numerous leadership positions in church and civic life.

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Lt. Joseph S. Guernsey

Article on Lt. Joseph S. Guernsey home on leave from duty in the South Pacific during WWII, Orlando Sentinel, January 28, 1943. Lt. Joseph...

Lt. Joseph S. Guernsey

Photo of Lt. Joseph S. Guernsey home on leave from duty in the South Pacific during WWII, Orlando Sentinel, January 28, 1943. Lt....

Joseph S. Guernsey Congratulates Lake Highland Preparatory School Class of 2012

May 26, 2012 letter from Lake Highland Preparatory School founder Joseph S. Guernsey to the class of 2012. Mr. Guernsey  is  giving...

The Guernsey Family Business

April 22, 1954 Orlando Morning Sentinel article on the Guernsey family businesses and properties in downtown Orlando.

The Guernseys

"A Way to Repay a Blessing" , Orlando Sentinel Star , March 10, 1963 article on The Guernsey family. (Part II of II.)

The Guernseys

"A Way to Repay a Blessing" , Orlando Sentinel Star , March 10, 1963 article on The Guernsey family. (Part I of II.)

Joseph S. Guernsey

Orlando Evening Sentinel, October 31, 1949 article on the leadership qualities of Joseph S. Guernsey. Joseph S. Guernsey is the grandson of Orlando's...

Joseph W. Guernsey

March  28, 1955 Orlando Morning Sentinel article, "J.W. Guernsey Dies Suddenly".

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph S Guernsey

Photo of Mr. Joseph S. Guernsey, President of the Orlando Federal Savings and Loan Association, with his wife, Virginia. Mr. Guernsey is the...

Mr. Joseph S. Guernsey

Photo of Joseph S. Guernsey. Joseph S. Guernsey is the grandson of Orlando's banking pioneer, Joseph L. Guernsey who came here in 1886,...

Orlando Federal Savings and Loan Association

Photo of the Orlando Federal Savings and Loan Association in downtown Orlando started by Joseph S. Guernsey. Pictured from left to right are...

Lake Highland Preparatory School

Joseph S. Guernsey, Board Chairman, reports the success of the trustees campaign to raise funds for Lake Highland Preparatory School. The school took...

Orlando Junior College

Orlando Junior College, a two year, independent, coeducational institution of higher learning was chartered under the Laws of Florida in the spring...

Guernsey Park

Lovely Guernsey Park at 1320 Guernsey Street and Northumberland Avenue in College Park. The park  was named for the Guernsey family who made...

Guernsey Street

Street sign at Guernsey Street and Edgewater Drive in College Park. Guernsey Street was named for the Guernsey family who made so...

Guernsey Family Home

The stately College Park home on Lake Ivanhoe which at one time belonged to the Guernsey family who owned many properties and...

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