Orlando General Hospital
Founded in 1941 as Orlando Osteopathic Hospital, Orlando General Hospital was once a 15-bed facility that was a large converted house located at 603 Hillcrest Street.   Click here to see an image of this house circa 1940. Photograph by W French ... Read more
Oral History of Colonel William P. Hayman, Jr. DVM
My name is William P. Hayman, Jr. and I was born in Winter Haven, Florida, August 4, 1923. My father at this time was engaged in the fertilizer business, selling fertilizer to the citrus groves...Oral history of Col. William P. Hayman, Jr. DVM recorded an ... Read more
The Halcyon Days of Orlando
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
Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Institutional Church Presentation to the Historic Preservation Board
Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Institutional Church Presentation to the Historic Preservation Board, City of Orlando, on June 6, 2007 and updated for the 130th Church Anniversary by Lillian Lancaster, Church Clerk.Excerpt: In the last quarter of the 19th c ... Read more
Concord Park Elementary School, Circa 1949
Ms. Anderson's third grade class at Concord Park Elementary School are all smiles as photographer Alan Anderson takes the shot.Mr. Anderson had the contract for Orange County Public School photos for about 25 years.Photo courtesy of Bertie Martin Hunt who ... Read more
Dedication of the New U.S. Post Office and Court House, 1941
1941 United States Post Office correspondence: letters, telegrams, program, history, regarding the dedication of the new U. S. Post Office and Court House in downtown Orlando on April 15, 1941. ... Read more
The Retail Outlook From Centenarian Myrtle Skop Rutberg
Myrtle Skop Rutberg remembers when President Franklin Delano Roosevelt changed Thanksgiving Day to allow an extra week of shopping before Christmas. She also recalls diagonal parking along Orange Avenue and people parking along the avenue just to watch th ... Read more
Betty and Corrie Cangelose at Lake Eola, 1945
1945 photo of Orlando native Betty Cangelose (Wheeler) with her mother, Corrie Cangelose, at Lake Eola.These photos were sent overseas to her father, Joseph J. Cangelose,  in Europe serving in the Army Air Corps in WWII. ... Read more
Joe Cangelose, Supervisory Auditor at the Naval Training Center
December 22, 1981 article from the NAV-A-GATOR, on Joe Cangelose's three service career at the  Naval Training Center in Orlando. Joseph J. Cangelose first came to the Orlando Army Air Base in 1942. The base was located at the corner of Primrose ... Read more