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"Harriet, Henrietta & Orlando's School for Girls", An Orlando Remembered Presentation by Historian Richard Cronin, March 2021
 In honor of Women's History Month, Historian Richard Cronin elucidates  the local history documenting how the founders of Orlando felt educating women to be very important. Listen as Author Richard Cronin presents Harriet, Henrietta, and Orlando's S ... Read more
Events
Pine Castle Pioneer Days Local History Presentations on February 22, 2020
Pine Castle Pioneer Days, February 2020, magazine featuring cover art by local artist Mark Baird. As noted in the magazine, his original artwork depicts Will Harney's original Pine Castle on the shores of Lake Conway... Enjoy these speaker highli ... Read more
People
Oral History Interview with Tom E. Lewis, Jr.
Tom E. Lewis, Jr. Architect, Attorney, and United States Air Force Colonel (retired). Mr. Lewis came to Orlando during the Vietnam War to serve as Director of Programs for McCoy Engineering Programs. He was instrumental in starting Orlando’s first POW-M ... Read more
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Grand Avenue Elementary School Principal's Album 2006-2007
  School Principal, Lino Rodriguez, is pictured first row, far right with faculty.   Mrs. Orduna pictured with her students.   Mrs. Scoma and her Pre-Kindergarten Class.   Ms. Synder pictured with h ... Read more
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Grand Ave. Elementary Yearbook of 2001-02
Grand Avenue Elementary School Yearbook of 2001-02. VIEW. Explore additional treasures in the Grand Avenue School archives. ... Read more
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Mrs. Marilee Ivy's Extraordinary Life
My folks were pioneers of Orange County and my grandfather came down in the late 1800's around the Civil War time. And he bought land up around Lake Griffin up around Wildwood and that lake was named after them. And that was the first time he came in from ... Read more
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Grand Avenue Elementary School Principal's Album 2005-2006
Mrs. Tillman's 2nd Grade Class from the Grand Avenue Elementary School Principal's Album 2005-2006. VIEW Album.   Explore the treasures in the Grand Avenue School archives. ... Read more
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Scrapbook of the Grand Avenue P.T.A. 1938-1939
Scrapbook of the Grand Avenue P.T.A. 1938-1939. VIEW. Includes photo of past P. T. A. president Mrs. W. A. McCree (McCree Construction), Hillcrest School P. T. A. events produced by Grand Avenue School P. T. A., and photos of the Powder Puff Ladies' Mi ... Read more
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Grand Avenue School Friends Joyce & Herkie
ABOVE: Joyce (Bossi) Erickson's Florida souvenir photo album with Grand Avenue School photos of her happy times growing up in the City Beautiful. Joyce Bossi is pictured in the center left, 1940-1941 student at Grand Avenue School. Joyce and I were frien ... Read more
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Oral History Interview with School Principal Irma Achenbach Scudder
I came from Germany when I was 4 1/2 years old. It was 1924 and it was very different from it is now. We lived in College Park and there was no water no lights no street paving... My father... he bought a lot and he and a friend built us a little hous ... Read more
Places
The Open Air School
Education pioneer Erna Wentzler Achenbach was trained in Germany by Maria Montessori and Friedrich Froebel. She and her husband came to settle in College Park where she started the Open Air School and introduced our community to the concept of "kindergart ... Read more
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The Open Air School
The life story of education pioneer Erna Wentzler Achenbach and the legacy of The Open Air School, as told by her daughter Irma Scudder Achenbach. The Open Air School was the first private school in Orlando. My mother said that she had to go aroun ... Read more