Places
Orlando Retrospective: An Intergenerational Oral History Interview with the Buning Family
Mother and daughter oral history interview with the Bunings who lived in the last family home on Lake Eola. The two generation perspective begins with beloved Monsignor Bishop's 25 Year Anniversary at St. James Cathedral where he served as pastor from 193 ... Read more
Places
Author Pat Conroy Shares His Favorite Orlando Memory
"My year at St. James was the happiest in my childhood... every time I visit Orlando, I return to that sacred spot where I first shot a basketball." In this first issue of  The St. James Legacy   newsletter, Summer 2003, vol. 1, No. 1, A ... 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
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
It's Always Darkest Before the Dawn
Faced with dwindling financial resources as downtown Orlando's population shifted from families to senior citizens on fixed income, Saint James School Principal Blanka Roberts literally turned off the lights in the school hallways to save money. Roberts p ... Read more
People
Community Life at Saint James Cathedral - Jean Wilkes
Her first memory of Orlando was the beauty of the city when she followed her husband, Tom Wilkes, here 30 years ago. She recalls it really was the city beautiful.  In this oral history interview, November 6th, 2010 at the Sneak Preview for t ... Read more
People
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Serros, St. James Parishioners
Photo of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Serros at Saint James Cathedral in downtown Orlando, January 9th, 2011. Robert Serros is an Orlando native and has been a member of St. James Church all his life. His wife, Carolyn Serros, became a member after moving to Orlan ... Read more
People
Leona Law, St. James Cathedral Parishioner
LISTEN to this  interview with longtime Orlando resident Leona Law at Saint James Cathedral in downtown Orlando, December 7th 2010. Ms. Law's father, Orie Buzzelli, came to Orlando in 1925. After working successfully as a tailor for two years ... Read more
People
Robert Serros, St. James Parishioner
Interview with Orlando native Bob Serros at the "Sneak Preview" for the restored Saint James Cathedral in downtown Orlando, November 13th, 2010. Mr. Serros was baptized in the original wooden church and recalls, "the murals in the chapel which were part o ... Read more