Events
Jerry Kinsley and Bill Spivey at Orlando Country Club
Photo of a company dinner with attorneys and bankers at the Country Club of Orlando. Jerry Kinsley, builder, is seated third from right, followed by his wife Elizabeth Kinsley. Bill Spivey, steel contractor, is seated at the head of the table with his wif ... Read more
Events
Pearl Harbor: December 7th, 1941
WWII Veteran and Orlando resident Jerry Kinsley recalls seeing Pearl Harbor "Pretty well shot up. I saw a lot of ships on their sides in the harbor." Other WWII Veterans share where they were when the news came. Listen to firsthand accounts from Orlando r ... Read more
People
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Kinsley
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Kinsley were married at Saint James Cathedral in downtown Orlando on March 26, 1941. Here is a photo from their wedding day taken near their car with a rumble seat on a side street off Orange Avenue. ... Read more
Places
Lifetime Jalousie
Arch Engineers of Orlando introduced aluminum Jalousies in the 1950's which they manufactured at their Orlando factory, Lifetime Building Specialties, located at 519 Brookhaven Dr. near Ivanhoe Boulevard. Residential builder, Jerry Kinsley of Kinsley ... Read more
Places
Orlando Utilities Commission Lake Ivanhoe Power Plant
Photos of construction of the Orlando Utilities Commission Lake Ivanhoe Power Plant built by Orlando builder Jerry Kinsley. Photos show the building of the underground water storage tanks for the steam power plant and the smoke stacks in the backgrou ... Read more
Places
Lovett's Food Store
Photo of construction of a two story law office in downtown Orlando by Kinsley Builders. Also, pictured is the Lovett's Food Store building across the street on Robinson Street which later became the George Stuart store in Orlando for many years.Phot ... Read more
People
WWII Veteran Jerry Kinsley and daughter Patricia
Photo of WWII Veteran Jerry Kinsley with daughter, Patricia, in Orlando, Florida. They are standing in front of a Buick he bought from a dealer on Oakridge Road. It was wartime so cars were not in production, but the government relased two Buicks to an ... Read more
Places
Kissimmee Fruit Packing Plant
Photo of a Kissimmee fruit packing plant built by Orlando builder Jerry Kinsley.Photos courtesy of the Kinsley Archives. ... Read more
Places
Wigwam Village Motel
The iconic Wigwam Village Motel  on South Orange Blossom Trail was built by Orlando Builder Jerry Kinsley. Each wigwam had a bedroom and bathroom.  It was built using metal lath, then sprayed stucco.Photos courtesy of the Kinsley Archives.  ... Read more
People
Florida Builder Jerry Kinsley with Orlando Mayor Carl Langford
Photo of Florida builder Jerry Kinsley of Kinsley Builders meeting with Orlando Mayor Carl Langford and a group of bankers at an Orlando attorney's office. Mr. Kinsley is pictured third from the left and Mayor Langford is third from the right.Photo c ... Read more
People
Jerry Kinsley Receives Distinguished Service Award from Orange County Sheriff Kevin Beary
Photo of Jerry Kinsley receiving the Distinguished Service Award from Orange County Sheriff Kevin Beary for his contribution to the Orange County Boys Ranch. Mr. Kinsley, center, is pictured with his wife, far left, daughter, second from the left and Sher ... Read more
Organizations
Kinsley Builders
Kinsley Construction Company on Forsyth Road was founded by Orlando resident Jerry Kinsley. Operating under the names of Kinsley Builders, Kinsley Construction, and Kinsley Contractors, Mr. Jerry Kinsley built many commercial and residential buildings thr ... Read more