People
WWII Veteran Felix Monell
Known as the Bazooka Man by his platoon, Felix Monell spent days behind enemy lines stringing up wire for U.S. troop communications in Italy during WWII. He was awarded the bronze star with the oak leaf cluster for his service to our country in the 3 ... Read more
Events
Valentine's Day at St. James Cathedral
Valentine's Day at St. James Cathedral - 1992. February 1992 photo of Jim and Cathy Steiger at a Valentine's Day celebration at St. James Cathedral in downtown Orlando. ... 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
Places
Saint 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
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
Eight 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
Organizations
First 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
Places
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
People
A Palisin Christmas
1953 Christmas photo of Sister Mary Katherine Palisin with her family in the home her parents built in Lakewood, Ohio. Pictured from left to right are Anna and Michael Palisin with their children Margaret, Mary Katherine, Michael, Georgine and Annie. ( ... Read more
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Saint 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
Places
St. 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