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Orlando Then & Now

The changing face of Orlando!!!!


Orange Avenue then – looking south circa 1940.

 


Orlando buildings now.

 

 

Peruse the images from Orlando’s past and present below. Click on the first image to begin the slide show.

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Alberston Library

The Albertson Public Library facing Central Blvd. at Rosalind before it was torn down and replaced in 1966.

Albertson Library

The Albertson Public Library facing Central Blvd. at Rosalind before it was torn down and replaced in 1966.

Albertson Library

The Albertson Public Library facing Central Blvd. at Rosalind before torn down and replaced in 1966.

Young Adult Department

Looking down into the Young Adult Department from the second floor of the 1966 Main Library building.

Library Completed Building

Pictures of the newly completed Orlando Public Library

Library Model

Model of the proposed englarged library

Library Square

Flier printed by the Orlando Public Library providing information about the proposed Library Square.  Library Square is a plan for the 2...

Genealogy Department Opening

Opening of the Genealogy collection on the 4th floor of the Main library. The Genealogy collection was relocated to the West Oaks...

Arts and Literature 1st Floor

Judy Mucci, Paul Neal, Heather Bodiford, Arts and Literature 1st Floor, Orlando Public Library

Children's Library Groundbreaking

Library Director Dorothy Field present when the entry area in the old l1966 library was remodeled to become the Children's Library at...

Friends Bookstore Postcard

Postcard promoting the Friends of the Library Bookstore. Photo of the Main Library and a photo of customers in the bookstore.

Northgate Library

What we know today as the Edgewater Branch Library, part of the Orange County Library System. Location: 5049 Edgewater Drive, Orlando, FL...

Lake Eola postcard

Postcard of small fountain at Lake Eola on Central Blvd.

1940's Orange Ave

The Angebilt Hotel is still on Orange Avenue and just as beautiful as ever.

I-4 1965

Wow, what a difference 40-something years make. Here's an aerial shot of the I4 bridge at lake Ivanhoe in downtown Orlando being...

Clark Barrios - The Orchid Garden

Every night, Tuesday-Saturday, the band Rock n Soul would wow audiences at the Orchid Garden at Church Street Station. The first show...

Rosie O'Grady's Red Hot Mama - Miss Ruth Crews

Ruth Crews belted out songs at Rosie O'Grady's Good Time Emporium at Church Street Station for 25 years, making many friends and...

Church Street Station - Looking West

My family lives in England. We visited Orlando regularly because we loved Church Street Station! This photo is from November 1995. My...

Gary's Duck Inn

Gary's Duck Inn on South Orange Blossom Trail was an Orlando tradition as was the jumbo shrimp platter. Both are featured on...

Gary's Duck Inn

This is the view most of us remember after South Orange Blossom Trail was widened, wiping out the front parking lot.

Chastain's Restaurant

Chastain's Restaurant on South Orange Blossom Trail on the west side of the street. You can see the lighted radio studio on...

Shamu Stadium

This is the original Shamu Stadium. It is now the Whale and Dolphin Stadium. It's hard to believe that Shamu actually performed...

America Gardens Theatre

Bob McGrath of Sesame Street performed at EPCOT around 1989. My kids were three and five at the time and big Sesame...

FAO Schwarz

This is FAO Schwarz entrance at Pointe Orlando on International Drive. We visited the store in 1997, the year it opened.

FAO Schwarz - Raggedy Ann

This photo is also from FAO Schwarz at Pointe Orlando on I-Drive. It was taken in November 1997.

Wonder Works!

The infamous upside down building located on I-Drive! This attraction is certainly one of my favorite Orlando Memories. What about you?

Postcard of Orange General Hospital - front

The old Orange General Hospital.

Orlando, the City Beautiful brochure - late 1920's

Lake Eola

Orando, the City Beautiful brochure 3

Lake Lucerne, Orange Avenue, Sky line of Orlando from Robinson near Eola Drive, Hotel Wyoming.

Orando, the City Beautiful brochure 6

Lake Cherokee, Post Office, Jefferson Court Apartments, Rosalind Avenue.

Orando, the City Beautiful brochure 8

Orlando Bank and Trust Company, Angebilt Hotel.

Hiawassee Branch!

Old Hiawassee Branch library in the JMart plaze at the corner of Silver Star Road and Hiawassee Road.

John Young Museum and Planetarium.

Pamphlet for John Young Museum and Planetarium at Loch Haven Park.

Leu Gardens Pamphlet Cover

Old pamphlet for Harry P. Leu Gardens. Six sections. Showing front cover on the far right and back copy in the middle....

Leu House and Leu Gardens History

Old pamphlet for Harry P. Leu Gardens and history of the Leu House Museum.

Then and Now, Leu House and Leu Gardens History.

From pamphlet about Lou Gardens: Mizell Family, Woodward Family

Bermuda Bay Hideaway and Buckets Restaurant

Bermuda Bay Hideaway and Buckets Restaurant. This was on Mills Ave near Princeton where my mom and I went to Buckets once....

Bermuda Bay Hideaway and Buckets Restaurant

Bermuda Bay Hideaway and Buckets Restaurant. This was on Mills Ave near Princeton where my mom and I went to Buckets once....

Art Gallery in downtown Orlando

This is a small but very interesting art gallery in Orlando where every third Thurs. they have a reception for the various...

Davis Park Motel at 221 E. Colonial Dr.

Davis Park Motel at 221 E. Colonial Dr.

Davis Park Motel at 221 E. Colonial Dr.

Davis Park Motel at 221 E. Colonial Dr.

The Mercado Brochure Page 1

A brochure forThe Mercado Shopping area on 18445 S. International Dr.

The Mercado Brochure Page 2

A brochure for The Mercado Shopping area on18445 S. International Dr.

The Mercado Brochure Page 3

A brochure for The Mercado Shopping area on18445 S. International Dr.

The Hal James Five

Diane Anderson, Southeast Shelving Clerk photographed with her group, the Hal James Five. Diane's husband Kenneth Anderson is the last person on...

City of Orlando flag

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Orlando Skyline (Lake Eola)

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The Dynetech Building (Magnolia & Washington Ave)

I've always been fascinated by Orlando's emerging architectural wonders. This is part of the "new" Orlando, it's the Dynetech mix-use building on...

Colonial Bank and other Downtown skyscrapers

Nice view of the Colonial Bank building along with a few other skyline beauties!

Downtown Orlando fountain

Wonderfully designed fountain in the heart of Downtown Orlando.

I. W. Phillips House

I. W. Phillips House

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