People
After the War
When Michael Monell and his wife came to Orlando in 1955, they bought their first house out in the country, what is today known as Fashion Square Mall area. Mike recalls asking his wife, "Don't you think it is too far from Orlando? Look how far we'd be fr ... Read more
Organizations
Mardi Gras at Saint James Cathedral
Enjoying Mardi Gras in the Saint James Cathedral Community Life Center in downtown Orlando. Father David Page, St. James Cathedral Pastor from 1972-1986, envisioned a community center at a time when much of the population had left downtown for the subu ... Read more
Organizations
Mayor Langford's Letter to St. James School
1978 congratulations letter from Orlando Mayor Carl  T. Langford to St. James Cathedral School on their 50th anniversary in downtown Orlando. Mayor Langford notes how "The Orlando community has benefited from, and has been blessed by, the tremendo ... Read more
Events
The Wedding
When Frank Sevick came to Orlando the only tall building downtown was the bank on Robinson Street across from Saint James Cathedral. Mary Jane Sevick remembers Orlando ending at Colonial Plaza on the east and Montgomery Ward on the west. Mary Jane Bowman ... Read more
People
WWII Veteran Domineck Monell
Domineck Monell volunteered for service in WWII and entered the Air Force. His  military  service  included a visit to Fort Myers where he fell in love with Florida. He served  as  a  mechanic working on P-51's. Whe ... Read more
People
WWII Veteran Michael A. Monell
Michael Monell was drafted in 1943 and sent to St. Petersburg, FL to experience "The Jungle" in preparation for service in the South Pacific.As it turns out, his WWII tour of duty was in Europe where he served for three and a half years.Mic ... Read more
People
General Patton's Barber
WWII Veteran Cosmo Monell started barbering at age 14. He became so good that when he was drafted for service in WWII he took on the assignment of cutting all the GI's, all the soldiers hair. General Patton learned of Cosmo's expertise and requested him t ... Read more
People
7 AM Epiphany
At 7 AM on December 24, 1975, Father John McCormick, Rector of Saint James Cathedral in downtown Orlando, was ordained to the priesthood in Rome. After a lifetime of service to community, both here and abroad, Fr. John recalls the message of the Cardinal ... Read more
Places
Christmas at Saint James Cathedral
1982 Christmas photo of Saint James Cathedral in downtown Orlando. Photo courtesy of the Mario Mesa Photo Archives. ... Read more
Places
Christmas at Saint James Cathedral, 1984
1984 Christmas photo of parishioners Mark & Donna Smithberger with daughter Brandi at Mass at Saint James Cathedral in downtown Orlando.Photo courtesy of the Mario Mesa Photo Archives. ... Read more
Events
The Creche at Saint James Cathedral, Christmas 1984
Christmas at Saint James Cathedral 1984. Photo of the  Christmas  creche at  Saint  James  Catholic  Cathedral in downtown Orlando for Christmas 1984.Photo courtesy of the Mario Mesa Photo Archives. ... Read more
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Christmas at Saint James Cathedral
1986 Christmas photo at Saint James Catholic Cathedral in downtown Orlando. Photo courtesy of the Mario Mesa Photo Archives. ... Read more