Places
College Park Neighborhood Association Historical Committee’s Lake Concord's Southwest Shore Historic House Tour, December, 1994
At the turn of the century, the Lake Concord area was semi-rural. Near the lake were orange groves, and a few homes of grove owners. James P. Wilcox was a prominent landholder. In 1910, Judge Thomas Picton Warlow and his associates bought much of Wilcox's ... Read more
Places
College Park Neighborhood Association Historical Committee’s Ivanhoe Area Historic House Tour, 1995
On the shores of Lake Ivanhoe, near where Dartmouth Street meets the lake, ground was broken Feb. 26, 1925 for the first subdivision to be called College Park (north to Princeton, west to Edgewater, east to University). The developers of this former citru ... Read more
Places
College Park Neighborhood Association Historical Committee's Ivanhoe Historic House Tour, 1992
The Ivanhoe area of College Park was recently the subject of  a Historic Resources Survey conducted for the City of Orlando, supplementing a 1984 study. The 1992 survey area extends from the north side of Lakeview through the south side of Princeton, and ... Read more
Places
College Park Neighborhood Association Dubsdread Area Historic House Tour, 1991
The Dubsdread area got its start in 1923 with the founding of the White Stag Golf Course, later known as Dubsdread allegedly because golfers dreaded to dub (miss) a shot on this difficult golf course. Prominent real estate man Hanford Carl Dann was a ... Read more
People
Oral History Interview with Realtor Pete Vogt
Pete Vogt is the owner of George A. Vogt, Inc. and the current Director of Orlando Regional Realtor Association, Inc. My name is Pete Vogt and I was born in Wauchula, Florida in 1944… My father was in the service and my grandparents and great grandp ... Read more
People
Neil Wittenstein Speaks at College Park Oral History Night
College Park Resident Neil Wittenstein My name is Neil Wittenstein and I was born on Rio Grande Street right across from Lake Silver School. My parents met in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and my grandfather [Peter David Wittenstein] came here around 1912 a ... Read more
Events
College Park Oral History Night with Kathy Anderson and Neil Wittenstein
College Park Oral History Night with special guest speakers Kathy Anderson and Neil Wittenstein. The College Park Historical Committee hosted their sixth College Park Oral History Night on September 28, 2015. The event was held at the College Park Comm ... Read more
Places
Azalea Park - An Illustrated History
The Azalea Park neighborhood in Orlando was created from the remains of a private air field and was considered at the time to be the crowning achievement for developer Wellborn C. Phillips, Sr. Residents of the neighborhood researched and collected his ... Read more
People
Lynda Hope Swenk: a College Park Oral History
My family moved down here in 1949. We lived briefly on Canton Street. We rented a house that was knocked down for I-4. And while we lived there my parents built the house at 913 Silver Drive so we would visit very often. LISTEN (18:51) College Park re ... Read more
Topics
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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The Halcyon Days of Orlando - Dann Pottinger
I'm Dann Pottinger and I'm from Orlando, one of those rare creatures that spent all my life here... My career being in the banking business. I was the founder and president of First State Financial and also president later of Commercial State Bank...I ope ... Read more