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Albertson Library
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Albertson Library
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Albertson Library
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Albertson Library
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Albertson Library
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Alberston Library
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Albertson Library
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Children's Library Groundbreaking
Library Director Dorothy Field
Friends Bookstore Postcard
Postcard promoting the Friends of the Library Bookstore.  Photo of the Main Library and a photo of customers in the bookstore.
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...
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...
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
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1940's Orange Ave
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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...
Colonial Bank and other Downtown skyscrapers
Nice view of the Colonial Bank building along with a few other skyline beauties!
City of Orlando flag
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Downtown Orlando fountain
Wonderfully designed fountain in the heart of Downtown Orlando.
Wonder Works!
The infamous upside down building located on I-Drive! This attraction is certainly one of my favorite Orlando Memories. What about you?
Arts and Literature 1st Floor
Judy Mucci, Paul Neal, Heather Bodiford, Arts & Literature 1st Floor, Orlando Public Library
Questline Tutorial
Carl "Captain Crunch" Brown, online network approach to phone reference service.
Questline
Monika Cooper, Questline
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...
Dynetech Building
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...
Orlando Skyline (Lake Eola)
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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...
Clark Barrios - Orchid Garden
Every Tuesday-Saturday night, the band Rock n Soul  wowed audiences at the Orchid Garden at Church Street Station. Lead male singer, Clark...
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...
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...
Swing Nights - The Orchid Garden
During the height of the Swing Dancing craze in the 90s, the Orchid Garden pushed back the tables and chairs, the band...
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 a more recent post card of Gary's Duck Inn on South Orange Blossom Trail. 
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.
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...
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...
Church of the Annunciation - Goodbye
During the last Masses celebrated in the original church building in 2002, parishioners were allowed to come up on the altar to...
Church of the Annunciation - Goodbye
This is the original Church of the Annunciation just before it was demolished to make way for additional parking spaces. We took...
Church Street Market - Fire Engine - Olive Garden Restaurant
In 1996, before Church Street Market was demolished to build the 55 West condos, we caught an Orlando Fire Department fire engine...
Chastain's Restaurant
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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.
Postcard of Orange General Hospital - front
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Orlando, the City Beautiful brochure - late 1920's
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Orando, the City Beautiful brochure 3
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Orando, the City Beautiful brochure 6
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Orando, the City Beautiful brochure 8
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Hiawassee Branch!
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Sarah in the Library1
March 14, 2009 Sarah in the downtown Library, my favorite place!
Sarah in the Library2
March 14, 2009 Sarah in the downtown Library learning about Orlando Memory.
Sarah's Mother 1
Sarah and her mother in front of a building.
Sarah's Mother 3
Sarah's mother at Gatorland in 1997.
Sarah's Mother 2
Sarah's mother  at daycare on Peel St.
Feeding duck at Park Lake on E. Colonial Dr.
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"Heather Bear" relaxing at Davis Park Motel on E. Colonial Dr.
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Sarah's mom at daycare on Peel St.
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Sarah, mom and Lynn at Davis Park Motel on E. Colonial Dr.
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The Leu House at Leu Gardens
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Bermuda Bay Hideaway and Buckets Rest.
This was on Mills Ave near Princeton where my mom and I went to Buckets once. They were well known for their...
Bermuda Bay Hideaway and Buckets Rest.
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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.
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Davis Park Motel at 221 E. Colonial Dr.
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Leu House and Leu Gardens History
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Then and Now, Leu House and Leu Gardens History.
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I.W.Phillips House in the Courtyard at Lake Lucerne
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The Mercado Brochure Page 1
A brochure for The Mercado Shopping area on 18445 S. International Dr.
The Mercado Brochure Page 2
A brochure for The Mercado Shopping area on 18445 S. International Dr.
The Mercado Brochure Page 3
A brochure for The Mercado Shopping area on 18445 S. International Dr.
The Mercado Brochure Page 4
A brochure for The Mercado Shopping area on 18445 S. International Dr.
America Gardens Theatre - 2009
America Gardens Theatre has changed since it was just an open air stage. This is the most recent addition to the theatre...
America Gardens Theatre - 2009
America Gardens Theatre has changed since it was just an open air stage. This is the most recent addition to the theatre...
America Gardens Theatre
America Gardens Theatre has changed since it was just an open air stage. This is the theatre before the production booth was...
America Gardens Theatre 2009
America Gardens Theatre has changed since it was just an open air stage. This shows the stage decked out for Candlelight in...
America Gardens Theatre - 2009
The America Gardens Theatre has changed a lot from its beginnings as a flat stage with no walls or lighting. This is...
Article: John Young Made Kiwanis Member
Orlando Evening Star newspaper Wednesday, April 21, 1965
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...
Freezing in Florida 2009/2010
A record breaking cold snap hit Central Florida on New Year's Eve of 2009. For two weeks temperatures dropped and record lows...
Old Leu Gardens Pamphlet Inside
Old pamphlet for Leu Gardens.
Leu Gardens Pamphlet Cover
Old pamphlet for Leu Gardens.
Rock n Soul - Orchid Garden - Church Street Station

Mack The Knife

This is an excerpt of Clark Barrios - lead male singer with the group Rock n Soul - performing the Bobby Darin standard "Mack the Knife" live at the Orchid Garden at Church Street Station in 1996. Rock n Soul was Phil May, Tim Campbell, Donna Lamoureaux, Dave Williams, Jeff DeHollander and Clark Barrios.




Rock n Soul - The Orchid Garden - Church Street Station

When A Man Loves A Woman.

This is an excerpt of Clark Barrios - lead male singer with the group Rock n Soul - performing the standard "When a Man Loves a Woman" live at the Orchid Garden at Church Street Station in 1996. Rock n Soul was Phil May, Mike Bunch, Dave Williams, Donna Lamoureau, Jeff DeHollander, Clark Barrios, Tim Campbell. 




Rock n Soul - Chantilly Lace

Recorded live in 1999 at the Orchid Garden Ballroom at Church Street Station, featuring lead vocalist Clark Barrios, Donna Lamoureaux, Dave Williams, Mike Bunch, Tim Campbell, and Jeff Dehollander.




Rock n Soul - Rock Around the Clock

Recorded live at the Orchid Garden Ballroom at Church Street Station in 1999, this cut features lead singer Clark Barrios, Donna Lamoureaux, Dave Williams, Mike Bunch, Jeff DeHollander and Tim Campbell.




Rock n Soul - Pretty Woman

Recorded live at the Orchid Ballroom at Church Street Station in 1999, this cut features lead singer Clark Barrios, Donna Lamoureaux, Dave Williams, Mike Bunch, Jeff Dehollander and Tim Campbell.




Rock n Soul - Disco Medley

Recorded live in 1999 at the Orchid Garden at Church Street Station, this is a medley of disco favorites, featuring lead singer Clark Barrios, Donna Lamoreaux, Tim Campbell, Mike Bunch, Dave Williams, and Jeff DeHollander.




Rock n Soul - Brown Eyed Girl

Recorded live in the Orchid Garden at Church Street Station in 1999, Brown Eyed Girl was one of the band's songs that bought lead singer Clark Barrios out in the audience to choose a young lady to help him on stage. Clark would always ask the father, spouse, or boyfriend of the young lady if he might borrow her for a moment and escort the young lady back to the stage where he hoped she would dance with him and sing along. Regardless, she would receive a complementary signature drink of Church Street Station - the Flaming Hurricane Special with the souvenir glass. This selection features the entire band, Clark Barrios, Donna Lamoureaux, Tim Campbell, Jeff DeHollander, Dave Williams, and Mike Bunch.




Rock n Soul - Suspicious Minds

Rock n Soul did everything well, but their lead singer's renditions and impersonation of Elvis, was unbelievable. Suspicious Minds was recorded live in the Orchid Garden at Church Street Station in 1999, featuring lead singer Clark Barrios, Donna Lamoureaux, Dave Williams, Jeff DeHollander, Mike Bunch, Tim Campbell.




Rock n Soul - Walking in Memphis

Rock n Soul performed four sets each night beginning at 8 p.m. and ending at 1 around 2 a.m. The first set was the 50's, second the 60's, third and fourth were a mixture of 70's, 80's and 90's. By the last set, the crowds would thin out and the fans who has long ago become their friends usually made up a good part of the remaining audience. The band could have cut corners, played and sang some mediocre tunes to end the night, but they always seemed to have a special musical gift for those of us who closed the place.
Anyone who remembers them singing Seven Bridges Road or Walking in Memphis knows what I mean. I've never heard either of these songs done better and I doubt I ever will. Rock n Soul was Dave Williams, Clark Barrios, Donna Lamoureaux, Tim Campbell, Phil May, Jeff DeHollander, Mike Bunch.




Chris Peters - Orlando's Guitar Hero

In 2007, Central Florida resident Chris Peters was selected by Guitar Player magazine to be one of ten finalists in the 2007 Guitar Hero competition in San Francisco, California. Chris did not win the competition but had the chance to meet the guitarist who has most influenced his playing -- Joe Satriani. Check out Chris' performance recorded live at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco. You can also check out Guitar Player magazine February 2008 issue for great photos of all ten players.

Chris teaches guitar lessons at Seminole State College in Sanford, Florida and at Music & Arts Centers in Sanford Florida near the Seminole Towne Center and in Orlando near the Mall at Millennia.

Check out his web site at www.chrispeters.net





Library Square Proposal

The design for Library Square was part of the Orlando Central City planning that culminated in the publication by the same name.  The two page summary on Library Square includes a photo of the current building, board members with Director Glen Miller, a model of the proposed addition.

"Library Square is a unique city development opportunity. The basic concept which grew out of the expansion requirements of the Public Library and the City's Parking Commission, is to combine Library, parking and new private development on a two block area overlooking Lake Eola. Much of the land involved is already in public ownership...."

The two page summary of Library Square can be found in the publication on pages 24-25 in the publication (pages 26-27 in the attached document).


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