OrganizationsMayor 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
PlacesSaint James Cathedral: This is where God lives...
September 11th, 2011 oral history interview with Orlando attorney Michael R. Walsh at Saint James Cathedral in downtown Orlando. Hear highlights from his interview in this 6 minute excerpt.Mr. Walsh came to Orlando in May 1964 and remembers how beau ... Read more
PeopleEight Monell Brothers for WWII Service
Orlando resident Michael Monell is pictured in "Eight Monell Brothers", a 1943 news article from Fairmont Times, VA.Eight brothers from one family all ready to serve their country during World War II.As Michael Monell shares his brother Tony was in the fi ... Read more
OrganizationsFirst Fridays with Hot Chocolate & Donuts
For many who grew up in Orlando, the memory of walking down Robinson Street for First Friday Mass at Saint James Cathedral is a special school memory. After church the kids had hot chocolate and donuts for breakfast in the St. James School cafete ... Read more
TopicsSaint James Cathedral Holiday Boutique
In 1978, preparing for Christmas meant helping one's neighbor for parishioners at St. James Cathedral in downtown Orlando.Parishioners offered baked goods, crafts, home arts, and plants for sale at the Holiday Boutique to support Neighborho ... Read more
People"There isn't a waterway in Florida that I haven't been on..."
Fran Abeel shares her happy memories of boating on the St. Johns River, the community of St. James Cathedral and the wonderful life her family has here in Orlando. She recalls her boys learning to ski on the lake at the Sportmen's Club, the group picnics, ... Read more
PlacesSt. James Roman Catholic Church
"A new, ecclesiastical look is given the downtown Orlando skyline with completion of St. James Roman Catholic Church."Illustration caption, Orlando Sentinel-Star, page 35, section 4, March 9, 1952.Newspaper article announcing a new era for St. James Roman ... Read more