New Year's Day Reception at the Chamber, 1941
Several thousand winter visitors and permanent citizens greeted Mayor and Mrs. William Beardall and other public and civic officials at the annual New Year's reception held at the Chamber of Commerce.... Read more.Mayor William Beardall took office as Mayor for...
Thomas Tart
Thomas Tart, a fifth generation Floridian, has been selected to receive the University of Florida's Lifetime Achievement Award. He is a Civil War expert, works diligently to get WWII historic markers placed in our state, and has a legacy of...
City Leaders Bring a Holiday Welcome to All!
For many growing up in Orlando, the lighting of the Merry Christmas sign overlooking Lake Ivanhoe marked the beginning of the holiday season. Commissioner Robert Stuart who grew up in College Park recalls seeing the sign light up from his home...
Democratic Statewide Jefferson Jackson Dinner
Program from the Democratic Statewide Jefferson Jackson Dinner on February 27, 1960 at the Fountainbleau Hotel in Miami Beach.Orlando's Democratic leader James M. Milligan served as chairman of the dinner committee.Courtesy of the Milligan Family Archives
Kiwanis Christmas Party for Children
Santa arrives with  presents and Christmas joy  for Orlando's needy children, December 1968.The Kiwanis provided a Christmas party lunch and  toys as part of their dedication to changing the world, one child and one community at a time.Photos co...
Orlando Police Chief Robert Chewning
Robert Chewning was appointed Police Chief for the City of Orlando in 1967 by Mayor Carl Langford.As chief, Chewning promoted the first black police lieutenant and allowed black police officers to patrol outside black neighborhoods.
Mayor Bill Frederick
Bill  Frederick served as Mayor of the City of Orlando from 1980-1992.      
Christmas Luncheon, 1934
Orlando Chamber of Commerce hosts a Luncheonless Lunch to bring Christmas presents to needy families in Orlando, December 15, 1934.The  luncheon  presents as seen in this photo.       
Fishing on Lake Adair
Photo of Eddie Martin, age 6, with the fish he caught at Lake Adair, circa 1952.Eddie's grandparents  Joseph and Bertie Carrie Martin moved to College Park in 1915. Photo courtesy of Eddie's sister, Bertie Martin.
Grandpa's House
Photo from College Park resident Bertie Hunt. My granddad's house on Ellwood Street in College Park.,  Joseph G. Martin  (1865-1953).The house was built in 1913-14. My Grand Mom, Bertie Carrie Lee Martin, was the postmistress in Lake Mary.They a...