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When Katherine Beasley went to Concord Park School what fascinated her was The Tunnel. Students coming from the Country Club area of Orlando walked through an underpass or, “The Tunnel” as most called it, under Orange Blossom Trail to get to Concord Park School on Highway 50.

According to Orlando A Centennial History “an underpass on West Colonial Drive for the elementary children crossing the Orange Blossom Trail was completed in August [1950], lighted by the city.”

On August 31, 1964 Orange County Public Schools sold Concord Elementary School, 2.8 acres, to  McNamara Pontiac  for $250,000.

Listen to Katherine Beasley Bornstein’s memory of Orlando school history in  this excerpt  (1:20) from an interview at Dubsdread Country Club on June 27, 2012. 

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The Tunnel

When Katherine Beasley went to Concord Park School what fascinated her was The Tunnel. Students coming from the Country Club area of Orlando walked through an underpass or, "The Tunnel" as most called it, under Orange Blossom Trail to get to Concord Park School on Highway 50.

According to Orlando A Centennial History "an underpass on West Colonial Drive for the elementary children crossing the Orange Blossom Trail was completed in August [1950], lighted by the city."

On August 31, 1964 Orange County Public Schools sold Concord Elementary School, 2.8 acres, to  McNamara Pontiac  for $250,000.

Listen to Katherine Beasley Bornstein's memory of Orlando school history in  this excerpt  from an interview at Dubsdread Country Club on June 27, 2012. 




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