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Orlando circa 1968

Explore the pages of a booklet published around 1968 with information and photographs from Orlando and surrounding areas including shopping, sports venues, education, leisure, employment, real estate and more. The purpose of the publication appears to be to entice individuals and businesses to relocate to the Orlando / Central Florida area.

The booklet does not identify the publishing organization but acknowledges Malcolm S. Baroway as editor, Robert A. West as designer, Normal Sandhaus as art director and Thomas Conlon as principal photographer.

Featured are photographs of the interior of the Winter Park Mall (location of the Friends of the Orlando Public Library’s Ye Olde Book Sale), Tinker Field, Florida Technological University (now University of Central Florida), Walt Disney World, the Orlando Municipal Auditorium (now the Bob Carr Auditorium), Winter Park Art Festival, and more.

Photo of the Winter Park Mall

Pages 44 and 45 features the waterfall in the middle of the old Winter Park Mall located near the intersection of 17-92 and Lee Road. The mall was anchored by Ivey’s department store on the north end and J. C. Penney’s on the south . It was very popular because it was air conditioned – not like Colonial Plaza which was an open air mall. The Friends of the Orlando Public Library used to hold the “Ye Olde Book Sale” in the middle of the mall once a year. There were always many great buys and antique books. It was a very simple mall but the many live plants and the huge waterfall made it a nice place to sit and talk with friends after shopping. McCory’s lunch counter was out of 1950s where you could get a great BLT and fountain soda or vanilla or cherry Coke or Root beer float. My favorite store was World Bazaar!

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Orlando circa 1968 - Winter Park Mall

Pages 44 and 45 in the booklet about Orlando and surrounding areas features the waterfall in the middle of the Winter Park...

Orlando circa 1968 - Sports

Pages 42 and 43 in the booklet about Orlando circa 1966 includes photos of the inside of the Orlando sports stadium, Tinker...

Orlando circa 1968 - Cultural Sampler

Pages 32 and 33 feature a photograph of the Winter Park Art Festival from above Park Avenue and a list of cultural...

Orlando circa 1968 - Arts and Sciences

Pages 30 and 31 feature photographs around the Orlando area of venues for instruction and exhibition and enjoying art and performances by...

Orlando circa 1968 - The Arts

Pages 28 and 29 feature photographs from the arts Mentioned are: Orlando Municipal Auditorium (now Bob Carr Auditorium), The Florida Symphony Orchestr...

Orlando circa 1968 - Education

Pages 22 to 25 feature information and images relating to the topic "From Kindergarten to College." Mentioned are: Florida Technological University (n...

Orlando circa 1968 - Front cover

Front cover of booklet about the advantages and amenities afforded residents and visitors to the City of Orlando and surrounding area. Photograph likely...

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Orlando circa 1968

Entire booklet about Orlando and surrounding area published around 1968 to entice people to move to the area.
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