Azalea Park Ice Cream Party
More than 300 youngsters flocked to Azalea Park Saturday for an ice cream party on September 19, 1953. Wellborn C. Phillips, president of Phillips Industries, was host and residents of the Azalea Park development turned out en masse for the event. ... Read more
Azalea Park - An Illustrated History
The Azalea Park neighborhood in Orlando was created from the remains of a private air field and was considered at the time to be the crowning achievement for developer Wellborn C. Phillips, Sr. Residents of the neighborhood researched and collected his ... Read more
Good Shepherd Catholic School
Sister Mary Dorothea and the Sisters of St. Joseph began holding classes in the sanctuary of Good Shepherd Catholic Mission Church in 1956.  That same year Bishop Thomas J. McDonough dedicated Good Shepherd Catholic School with a student body of 150 stud ... Read more
Reverend Willard Lynn
Born in Marianna, Florida, Willard and his wife Earlene attended Florida State University. He was awarded a BA in 1957, and in 1960 he graduated from the School of Theology, University of the South. Rev. Lynn served as assistant rector at  Christ the Kin ... Read more
Azalea Park Swimming Pool
The  Azalea Park Swimming Pool was built and originally operated by the developer of the Azalea Park subdivision, Phillips Properties.  Officially managed by Marguerite "Peggy" Phillips with the help of Dixie O'Brian and Betty Hurd, the pool was sold to ... Read more
Christ the King Episcopal Church
Founded in January, 1955, Christ the King Episcopal Church held its first services in the Azalea Park sales office of Phillips Properties on Lake Barton Road (now known as South Semoran Blvd.) The growing congregation soon moved to their newly built sanct ... Read more
Azalea Park Neighborhood Celebrates 60
Back in the late 1930s,  J. W. Cannon operated a 400 acre private airport along Lake Barton Road (now Semoran Blvd.) It was a grass runway for small airplanes and it had its own flying school. The Florida Aeronautical and Supply Company bought the proper ... Read more
Betty Hurd Cramer
ABOVE: Betty Hurd Cramer Celebrates 90th Birthday. Betty Jane Kepler Hurd Cramer and her family moved to central Florida in 1951.  Her husband  (William P. Hurd) found employment as an accountant and became Orlando General Hospital's first administrato ... Read more