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Linda Chapin: The Early Years
I always thought of myself as a Florida girl. Even though we lived in Little Rock and Kankakee and St. Louis and Connecticut and Detroit, during all those years the only place that was stable was here, in Orlando. My...
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The College Park Neighborhood Association's 16th Annual Homes Tour: Mediterranean Revivals, 2006
Mediterranean Revival is an eclectic style using Spanish, Italian Renaissance and Moorish architectural elements. In Florida, the style's popularity soared in the 1920's; it remained a pervasive influence until World War II. It was used for a variety of building...
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The College Park Neighborhood Association 15th Annual Historic Homes Tour, 2005
1327 Eastin Avenue Historic Home Featured in the College Park Neighborhood Association 15th Annual Historic Homes Tour.  Photo courtesy of College Park Historical Society Board Member Julie Northlake. A recent historic resources study of College Park sho...
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The College Park Neighborhood Association 14th Annual Historic Homes Tour and 80th Anniversary of Dubsdread Golf Course, 2004
385 Dubsdread Circle an Historic House featured in The College Park Neighborhood Association 14th Annual Historic Homes Tour and 80th Anniversary of Dubsdread Golf Course, November 21, 2004. It all began with Hanford Carl Dann (1885-1940), an Orange County ...
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The College Park Neighborhood Association 13th Annual Historic Homes Tour, 2003
Interlaken - between the lakes - was the name chosen by Lester and William Nydegger for their 1941 subdivision and 1946 and 1948 additions. Their choice referred to their ancestral Swiss city of Interlaken and to the beautiful Florida lakes...
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College Park Neighborhood Association 12th Annual Historic Homes Tour, College Park Country Club, 2002
901 West Smith Street - Historic home featured in the 12th Annual Historic Homes Tour presented by The College Park Neighborhood Association.  Today's tour takes you through 1925 and 1926 subdivisions called College Park Country Club Section and College...
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11th College Park Historic Homes Tour, Palm Terrace, 2001
"With the opening of Palm Terrace the people of Orlando are offered the opportunity of purchasing homes of exceptional merit, situated in an ideal location and surrounded by an environment of dignity and refinement." August 1925 publicity predicted a sell-out...
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10th College Park Historic Homes Tour - in the Shadow of Interstate 4, 2000
Almost 80 years ago, long before Interstate 4 was dreamed of, developer Walter W. Rose transformed groveland into building lots with streets he named for colleges and universities. Active in Orlando Real Estate since 1913, Rose was one of the...
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9th College Park Historic Homes Tour, in the Shadow of Interstate 4, 1999
Almost 80 years ago, long before Interstate 4 was dreamed of, developer Walter R. Rose transformed groveland into building lots with streets he named for colleges and universities. Our tour includes homes from his December 1921 Rosemere subdivision and from...
Events
College Park Historic Homes Tour - West Lake Adair / South College Park, 1998
818 Ellwood Avenue home featured in the College Park Historic Homes Tour, West Lake Adair/South College Park - Nov. 22, 1998. Photo provided by College Park Historical Society Board Member Julie Northlake. In the 1910's and 20's the area north of Colonial...
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College Park Historic Homes Tour North From Lake Adair, November 23, 1997.
803 Lake Adair Boulevard historic home featured in the College Park Historic Homes Tour North From Lake Adair, November 23, 1997. Lake Adair reportedly got its name in 1884, when John W. Childress bought an adjacent grove and bestowed his wife's...
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College Park Historic Homes Tour - Shore Crest, 1996
The 1920's boom transformed groves, farms and woodlands into neatly platted small-lot subdivisions now collectively called College Park. One of the first developers to realize this area's potential was Walter W. Rose. Active in Orlando real estate since 191...