Hatabel Hyer
Miss Hyer was the oldest daughter of Edward Pringle Hyer who came here from Georgia with three of his brothers in 1875. Edward operated his own school books and supplies store on Orange Avenue from 1886 to 1889, and served on the city council during the 1 ... Read more
"The Neighborhood" by Lyle Shaffer
ABOVE: WWII Veteran Lyle Shaffer at the Orlando VA Medical Center in Orlando, FL, May 26, 2010. Original story by WWII Veteran Lyle Shaffer about his memories of his Central Florida neighborhood on Sybelia Avenue in Matiland. He recalls his neighbors inc ... Read more
Scenes Central Florida Circa 1900
ABOVE: 1890 map of Orlando, Florida. Enjoy and explore photographic drawings from a tourist travel booklet published around 1900 called Palatka Florida - St. Johns & Ocklawaha Rivers. The booklet is located in the  Florida Collection at the Orlando ... Read more