Azalea Park - An Illustrated History
  This Orlando neighborhood 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 have reserached and collected the ... Read more
Good Shepherd Catholic Church
Good Shepherd Mission Church was established through the efforts of Monsignor John G. Bishop.  Ground breaking took place  in 1955 and the first Mass was celebrated on March 18, 1956 by Rev. Roman S. Gromala. Do you have a  Good Shephe ... 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
College Park Oral History Night with The Pickerill's
Paul Pickerill was out on a boat fishing with Mike Cook one day and thought about starting a sporting goods business... according to family historian, his wife, Paula Pickerill, in 1950 Mr. Pickerill purchased two lots for $2000.00 a piece at 211 ... Read more
Orlando Lutheran Towers: It's a Good Community for People to Live In
Evelyn Powers is a welcoming presence to the downtown community of Orlando Lutheran Towers who stop in to pick up a danish and coffee at the lovely cafe shop. We invite you to listen as she tells her story of life in the City Beautiful:LISTEN I  (11: ... Read more
The Nativity Scene at Marks Street Elementary School, 1953
Patsy Driggers, Jimmy Cayce, Kathryn Miller, and Richard Czerner dramatize The Nativity at Marks Street Elementary School Christmas Program directed by Mrs. Louise Stanley, December 1953. Photo courtesy of the Joan Cayce Milligan archives. Mrs. Milligan's ... Read more
General Surgeon Dr. C. David Price Oral History Interview, Part II
There were very few specialists when I came here. There were a few, but there was no strict criteria for exactly who did what. At Winter Park and at the San and even at the Orange, there were a lot of doctors, returned missionaries, and well trained famil ... Read more
A Christmas Message from Our Principal
But through all this excitement boys and girls let us not forget the true meaning of Christmas - the first Christmas when to all the world was given the greatest gift of all times - the babe in the Manger, Our Savior. It was out of love for the Saviour th ... Read more
College Park Oral History Night with Joan & Bill Milligan
Joan and Bill Milligan, special guest speakers, at College Park Oral History Night at Infusion Tea, October 29, 2012.The Milligans celebrated 50 years of marriage this month and share their history of life in Orlando in these audio excerpts from Coll ... Read more
General Surgeon Dr. C. David Price Medical Oral History Interview, 2012
When Florida native Dr. C. David Price came to Orlando in 1954, he was the only fully qualified General Surgeon between Orlando and Jacksonville. You had to join the Orange County Medical Society to practice medicine and have hospital privileges. Emergenc ... 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
Edgewater High School, Class of '58
CJ and Sandy walked to Edgewater High School together in the 1950s when Sandy lived on Elizabeth Street. Albert's Drugs was the after school hangout which was not far from Palm Terrace Beauty Salon, Sandy's mom's shop, on Edgewater Drive. The Bell Twins, ... Read more