People
Oral History Interview with Tom E. Lewis, Jr.
Tom E. Lewis, Jr. Architect, Attorney, and United States Air Force Colonel (retired). Mr. Lewis came to Orlando during the Vietnam War to serve as Director of Programs for McCoy Engineering Programs. He was instrumental in starting Orlando’s first POW-M ... Read more
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Grand Avenue Elementary School Principal's Album 2006-2007
  VIEW School Principal, Lino Rodriguez, is pictured first row, far right with faculty.   VIEW Mrs. Orduna pictured with her students.   VIEW Mrs. Scoma and her Pre-Kindergarten Class.   VIEW Ms. Synder pictured with her Pre-Kinde ... Read more
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Grand Ave. Elementary Yearbook of 2001-02
Grand Avenue Elementary School Yearbook of 2001-02. VIEW. ... Read more
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Mrs. Marilee Ivy's Extraordinary Life
My folks were pioneers of Orange County and my grandfather came down in the late 1800's around the Civil War time. And he bought land up around Lake Griffin up around Wildwood and that lake was named after them. And that was the first time he came in from ... Read more
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Grand Avenue Elementary School Principal's Album 2005-2006
Mrs. Tillman's 2nd Grade Class from the Grand Avenue Elementary School Principal's Album 2005-2006. VIEW Album.   ... Read more
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Scrapbook of the Grand Avenue P.T.A. 1938-1939
Scrapbook of the Grand Avenue P.T.A. 1938-1939. VIEW.Includes photo of past P. T. A. president Mrs. W. A. McCree (McCree Construction), Hillcrest School P. T. A. events produced by Grand Avenue School P. T. A., and photos of the Powder Puff Ladies' Minstr ... Read more
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Grand Avenue School Friends Joyce & Herkie
Joyce and I were friends throughout the elementary grades and on through middle school and high school and we are still best friends today... In this oral history interview at Grand Avenue Primary Learning Center, two Orlando natives, Hertieline (C ... Read more
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Oral History Interview with School Principal Irma Achenbach Scudder
I came from Germany when I was 4 1/2 years old. It was 1924 and it was very different from it is now. We lived in College Park and there was no water no lights no street paving... My father... he bought a lot and he and a friend built us a little hous ... Read more
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The Open Air School
My mother said that she had to go around and when she saw a bicycle, tricycle or wagons and things she would go in and tell the people what kindergarten was and how good it was. She had been trained in Germany by professionals. So that's how it started an ... 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
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Leon H. Handley: Icon of a Southern Gentleman
Oral history interview with Mr. Leon H. Handley at his law office in downtown Orlando, December 11, 2012. Part I  LISTEN  (14:49) [audio mp3="http://orlandomemory.info/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Handley1.mp3"][/audio]   Growing up in La ... Read more
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The Nativity Scene at Marks Street Elementary School, 1953
Patsy Driggers, Jimmy Cayce, Kathryn Miller, and Richard Czerner dramatize The Nativity at Marks Street Elementary School Christmas Program directed by Mrs. Louise Stanley, December 1953. Photo courtesy of the Joan Cayce Milligan archives. Mrs. Milligan's ... Read more