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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 first to realize the College Park area’s potential. Our tour includes homes from his December 1921 Rosemere subdivision. His home is a highlight of the tour.

Rose began selling lots here on Jan. 15, 1922, advertising paved streets, sidewalks, and water connections. The lots sold well – the Florida land boom was underway! Success led to four additions to Rosemere, as well as nearby Rose Terrace and Orwin Manor. But by the later 1929’s the boom started to “go bust”. Then came the Depression. As a result, a number of lots remained vacant until about 1940…

Introductory excerpt from:

10th College Park Historic Homes Tour, in the shadow of Interstate 4, November 19, 2000 (View document).

House Tour  Addresses:

1. 226 E. Vanderbilt Street

2. 216 E. Vanderbilt Street

3. 213 E. Vanderbilt Street

4. 215 East Yale Street

5. 217 East Yale Street

6. 221 East Yale Street

7. 309 East Yale Street

8. 312 East Yale Street

Also noted:

1804 N. Orange Avenue

1826 N. Orange Avenue

Notable names mentioned include: Gerald and Margaret Barry, Hortensia and Walter M. Bird, C. Eric and Lucille S. Bishop, Telford and Edith Bond, Ida Calhoun, Richard and Frances Chace, Alex N. and Tattie V. Chaide, County Commissioner James T. Cooper and Mrs. Dorothy Cooper, Carl F. and Katherine Crawford, Barbara and Fred Gahr, Lee Edge, Harry L. and Ruth F. Grover, Paul L. and Lucille Harding, Frank A. and Clara Hudgin, Frank Hunter, Maxey and Sue Johnson, Herschel L. and Cora Jones, Randall R. McCain, Harold L. and Catherine McDonald, Kate A. Mahood, R.R. McCain, Jay J. and Anna Newell, Carl and Lillian Nickerson, R.F. Nichols, Lawrence D. and Mary Ann Plante, Antoinette A. Mayer, J.A. Mayer, Dr. James B. Redd, Percy W. Rider, Walter and Stella Rose, Michael and Elizabeth Lehrer, Fred Richard, John G. Sinclair, Mike Smith, Glen Spears, Harriet Rose Spears, Flora Spencer, D. Harold Stimpson, Dr. Ross Stromberg, John R. Summ, Herbert R. and Mary B. Swofford, Dr. Chester M. Thompson, Josephine Walker, J. S. Wellman, Alex D. and Alice White, Frank Williams, Fred Wolfe

Document courtesy of the College Park Neighborhood Association Historical Committee.

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