1941 United States Post Office correspondence: letters, telegrams, program, history, regarding the dedication of the new U. S. Post Office and Court House in downtown Orlando on April 15, 1941.
Excerpt: About 1928 the matter of establishing a division for the holding of the United States District Court at Orlando was brought up before the Bar Association, and Committee from the Bar Association was appointed to urge the matter. I cannot at this time recall the names of all on that Committee, but Mr. Raymer Maguire and I were on the Committee.
We took the matter up with Congressman Sears, and he introduced a bill providing for the holding of terms of Court at Orlando, and then the Bar Committee went before the County Commissioners, and got the County Commissioners to pass a resolution pledging the use of suitable quarters in the County Court House for the holding of Court until a Government building was erected. In that matter we were ably assisted by Mr. Louie C. Massey who at that time was attorney for the Commissioners.
History of Orlando Post Office Promotion prepared by the Greater Orlando Chamber of Commerce and sent to U.S. Senator Charles O. Andrews, Washington, DC, from J. D. Beggs, Postmaster General, Orlando, FL, April 9, 1941. VIEW
Excerpt: During 1935, an intensive fight was begun by the Greater Orlando Chamber of Commerce, supported by local associations and business firms, for a much needed new Post Office and Federal Court building in Orlando. In that year an exhaustive brief was filed with a special committee composed of officials of the Post Office and Treasury Departments, on behalf of Orlando’s request by the Honorable J. Mark Wilcox. Orlando was then placed on the eligible register to be considered for a building out of the $60,000,000 blanket appropriation adopted in 1936, by Congress. In March, of 1938, the site for the present Post Office and Federal Building was accepted, and work was begun in June, 1940.