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…
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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
101 East Vanderbilt Street
47 East Yale Street
111 East Yale Street
Document courtesy of the College Park Neighborhood Association Historical Committee.