This collection of black and white photographs is from the personal collection of Tim Orwick, Colonial High School graduate and yearbook photographer extraordinaire. Some of the photos are featured as part of this introduction. Be sure to view all the rest of the photos under IMAGES and add your own photos and memories.
Tim Orwick’s photographs appear in the Colonial High School yearbooks in the early 1960s.
The 1963 Colonial High School yearbook advertisements can be found here on Orlando Memory.
“Tim Orwick has been a “serious” photographer since age 13, when he started processing film and printing enlargements with the guidance of Joe Clancy, a professional photographer in Orlando, Florida. Tim earned as much (or more) than his peers in high school by photographing school activities and community events.
R.L. Polk’s 1963 Orlando and Winter Park City Directory has the following advertisement for Ivey’s:
PAGE 64: IVEY’S Rexall Drug Store. Prescriptions our specialty. 5 Registered Pharmacists – Hallmark Cards – Drugs – Cosmetics – Sundries – Fountain. Shop with us in air conditioned comfort at Dixie Village Shopping Center. Free Parking. Tel. GArden 2-9823. 129 E. Gore Av. at S. Orange Av.
PAGE 374: IVEY’S REXALL DRUG STORE (James F. Ivey), Oldest Rexall Store in Orlando. Prescription Service, Five Registered Pharmacists, Cosmetics, Sundries, Lunches and Fountain Service, Ample Free Parking, 129 E. Gore Avenue at Orange Avenue, Tel. GArden 2-9823
La Belle Fur Co. Inc. Morris S. LaBellman, President. Furriers, Cold Storage, Restyling, Cleaning, Glazing.
Bob’s Auto Glass was located on west Fairbanks Avenue near the intersection of Ward. Now the location of several shops including Spatz.
According to Polk’s 1963 Orlando and Winter Park (Orange County, Fla) City Directory Bob’s Auto Glass and Seat Cover Center, Inc., was located at 1023 West Fairbanks Avenue near the intersection of Ward Avenue. The manager at the time was Ossie Wibbanks.
Photograph likely taken from Robinson Street side of Lake Eola catching fountain in the far left with the Orlando skyline in the background. Buildings identifiable are the Greek Orthodox Church and Orlando Memorial High School / Memorial Middle School on Rosalind.
The Bell Telephone Company tower can be seen on their building located at the corner of Magnolia and Wall Street. The First National Bank Building can also be seen in the background.
Library trivia lovers will note that there is no library visible to the left of the Greek Orthodox Church. That’s because the Albertson Public Library had a much smaller footprint. It faced Central but only comprised about half of the block between Central and Wall Street.
Located at 260 South Magnolia Avenue at Jackson Street, Johnson Electric company was at one time, the only major lighting company in the Orlando area. Even in 1970s folks from outlying counties would travel to Orlando at the request of their builders to select lighting for their homes.