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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 the adjacent Bentwood subdivision, filed Jan. 1922 by A.L. and Rilla D. Bently, Joseph M. and Violet M. Brady, and Martha Dudley.

Rose’s salesmen were among the first to buy and build in this early center of College Park history. Prominent Orlandoans soon settled here in homes that housed them for decades or sheltered later generations of notables. Some lost their homes when I-4 was built.

The resource people for our tour, Dick Norris and his sister-in-law Virginia Gibson Norris were children here in the 1930’s and 40’s. Their memories helped to create the tour. They are sharing these memories today…

Introductory excerpt from:

9th College Park Historic Homes Tour, In the Shadow of Interstate 4, December 5, 1999, (View document).

House Tour Addresses

1. 112 East Vanderbilt Street

2. 109 East New Hampshire Street

3. 110 East Harvard Street

4. 107 East Harvard Street

5. 25 East Harvard Street

6. 48 East Harvard Street

Also noted:

101 East Vanderbilt Street

47 East Yale Street

111 East Yale Street

Notable names include: June Beauvais, Lee and Louis Beauvais, Elsie and Harold J. Boyd, Joseph and Violet Brady, Brantley and Caroline Burcham, Joseph R. and Sadie Clark, Miss L. May Clark, Samuel and Cora Craig, J.S. Dinkel, Byron W. and Louise Evans, Bunyan A. and Lois Gibson, Charles Goodrich, Duane W. Hadswell,  Mary and Theodore K. Hastings, Joe Kittinger, Joseph W. and Ida Mae Kittinger, Sr., Krikor E. and Rose Mae Manookian, R.R. McCain, Frank and Pearl McCready, Charlie and Mack Meiner, Edward and Nellie Meiner, C. Walton and Lottie Rex, Jonibel and Kermit D. Rippey, Amos A. and Blanche Roper, Amos and Mona Roper, George O. Roper, John and Nancy Roper, Clayton O. Spessard, Harvey Spessard, Isaac and Fannie Teller, J.F. and Annie Thompson,  William T. and Viola Walker, Elizabeth and Harry West, J.L. and Riddie Wimbish, Grace and Fred Woodward

Document courtesy of the College Park Neighborhood Association Historical Committee.

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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 the adjacent Bentwood subdivision, filed Jan. 1922 by A.L. and Rilla D. Bently, Joseph M. and Violet M. Brady, and Martha Dudley.

Rose's salesmen were among the first to buy and build in this early center of College Park history. Prominent Orlandoans soon settled here in homes that housed them for decades or sheltered later generations of notables. Some lost their homes when I-4 was built.

The resource people for our tour, Dick Norris and his sister-in-law Virginia Gibson Norris were children here in the 1930's and 40's. Their memories helped to create the tour. They are sharing these memories today...

Introductory excerpt from:

9th College Park Historic Homes Tour, In the Shadow of Interstate 4, December 5, 1999, (View document).

House Tour Addresses

1. 112 East Vanderbilt Street

2. 109 East New Hampshire Street

3. 110 East Harvard Street

4. 107 East Harvard Street

5. 25 East Harvard Street

6. 48 East Harvard Street

Also noted:

101 East Vanderbilt Street

47 East Yale Street

111 East Yale Street

Notable names include: June Beauvais, Lee and Louis Beauvais, Elsie and Harold J. Boyd, Joseph and Violet Brady, Brantley and Caroline Burcham, Joseph R. and Sadie Clark, Miss L. May Clark, Samuel and Cora Craig, J.S. Dinkel, Byron W. and Louise Evans, Bunyan A. and Lois Gibson, Charles Goodrich, Duane W. Hadswell,  Mary and Theodore K. Hastings, Joe Kittinger, Joseph W. and Ida Mae Kittinger, Sr., Krikor E. and Rose Mae Manookian, R.R. McCain, Frank and Pearl McCready, Charlie and Mack Meiner, Edward and Nellie Meiner, C. Walton and Lottie Rex, Jonibel and Kermit D. Rippey, Amos A. and Blanche Roper, Amos and Mona Roper, George O. Roper, John and Nancy Roper, Clayton O. Spessard, Harvey Spessard, Isaac and Fannie Teller, J.F. and Annie Thompson,  William T. and Viola Walker, Elizabeth and Harry West, J.L. and Riddie Wimbish, Grace and Fred Woodward

Document courtesy of the College Park Neighborhood Association Historical Committee.


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