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City Leaders Bring a Holiday Welcome to All!
For many growing up in Orlando, the lighting of the Merry Christmas sign overlooking Lake Ivanhoe marked the beginning of the holiday season. Commissioner Robert Stuart who grew up in College Park recalls seeing the sign light up from his home across ... Read more
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Fishing on Lake Adair
Photo of Eddie Martin, age 6, with the fish he caught at Lake Adair, circa 1952.Eddie's grandparents  Joseph and Bertie Carrie Martin moved to College Park in 1915. Photo courtesy of Eddie's sister, Bertie Martin. ... Read more
Places
Grandpa's House
Photo from College Park resident Bertie Hunt. My granddad's house on Ellwood Street in College Park.,  Joseph G. Martin  (1865-1953).The house was built in 1913-14. My Grand Mom, Bertie Carrie Lee Martin, was the postmistress in Lake Mary.T ... Read more
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College Park Oral History Night with the Stuart Family
Charlie Stuart speaking at College Park Oral History Night                                   & ... Read more
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The Open Air School
The life story of education pioneer Erna Wentzler Achenbach and the legacy of The Open Air School, as told by her daughter Irma Scudder Achenbach.The Open Air School was the first private school in Orlando. My mother said that she had to go around and wh ... Read more
People
Pals and Gals by Miss Joan Cayce
  Peak into the life of Orlando's It Girl with a look at Joan Cayce's "pasteup book", circa 1950s.The parties, invites, photos and newsy clippings tell the story of an Orlando debutante enjoying the good life!Edgewater High School football games, fe ... Read more
Places
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   ... Read more
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Remembering the Blessings with Joseph S. Guernsey
One of the strengths in our area it seems to me is the churches. There are so many fine churches in Orlando and generally speaking Orlando's a city of Christian faith. When I was young we rarely had any crime and one of the reasons we did not have crime I ... Read more
People
Anita & Jimmy Bryant Move to North Ivanhoe Boulevard
Photo of Anita Bryant and Jimmy Bryant  announcing  their new colonial home at 315 North Ivanhoe Boulevard was celebrated with a surprise housewarming party given by friends.The article was noted in a letter to Postmaster Bryant from Frederick C ... Read more
Events
College Park Oral History Night with the Dann Family
College Park Oral History Night with the Dann Family sharing the life and story of Dubsdread Country Club, September 24, 2012, at Infusion Tea on Edgewater Drive. Part I Joanie Dann, granddaughter of the founder of Dubsdread Country Club, highlights t ... Read more
Places
Edgewater High School, Class of '58
CJ and Sandy walked to Edgewater High School together in the 1950s when Sandy lived on Elizabeth Street. Albert's Drugs was the after school hangout which was not far from Palm Terrace Beauty Salon, Sandy's mom's shop, on Edgewater Drive. The Bell Twins, ... Read more
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Edgewater High School Renovation
Edgewater High School Comprehensive for renovation of the 1952 building at 3200 Edgewater Drive in Orlando, FL. (View.)Construction Manager: W.G. Mills / Mims Construction, a joint venture.Architect: C.T. Hsu & Associates.Estimated cost of completion: ... Read more