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August 22, 2017
by: jtracy
Dr. Phillips Charities is distinguished as Central Florida legacy. This issue takes us from a rich past, to an exciting present and future. Every day our journey forward reflects the story that began with Dr. P. Phillips being the largest citrus...
August 22, 2017
by: jtracy
The Tampa Daily Times, Saturday, April 8, 1939, Dr. Phillips Co. Stands for American Ideals, Free Institutions and Endeavor: Efficiency of Operation, Welfare of Employes Part of Firm’s Policy Striking proof that “The American Way” is the best way...
August 22, 2017
by: jtracy
Our last newsletter concluded with an overview of the beginnings of the planned community now known as the prestigious Dr. Phillips area. The development of Bay Hill on land owned by Dr. Phillips was the first implementation of the master “ land use...
August 22, 2017
by: jtracy
The planned development of the Dr. Phillips Community came about as a direct result of initiatives taken by Dr. Phillips. In the early 1950s, the concept of zoning or long-range land planning was almost non-existent in Central Florida. It was during...
August 22, 2017
by: jtracy
As was concluded in the last Legacy article, after more than 60 years as a pioneer and leader in the citrus industry, Dr. Phillips sold the agricultural portion of his business to Minute Maid in 1954. Only the properties dedicated to the citrus...
August 22, 2017
by: jtracy
We concluded the last issue of Legacies with Howard Phillips having graduated from Harvard and contemplating his future. Before him stood a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to manage the prestigious New York Theater Guild, as well as an opportunity to...
August 22, 2017
by: jtracy
Our last newsletter began with a series of stories about the two sons of Doc and Della Phillips; Howard the eldest, and Walter the youngest. While both sons worked together for the Dr. Phillips companies for many years, Walter’s interest in the...
August 22, 2017
by: jtracy
Two Brothers: Howard and Walter Phillips’ Roles in the Dr. Phillips Legacy Doc and Della Phillips had two sons – Howard and Walter. We will follow the lives of these two brothers in a series of articles in this and future issues, covering their...
August 22, 2017
by: jtracy
Dr. Phillips Area — the First Master-Planned Community in Central Florida The past five issues of Legacies have detailed the history of Doc Phillips’ citrus empire, the family’s love of the arts and its wise transition to commercial real estate.The...
August 22, 2017
by: jtracy
As a citrus pioneer, Doc Phillips quickly came to understand that the citrus industry was very cyclical. Part of the year was hectic with the demands of the industry including planting and harvesting and part was very slow. As a result, good...