Dr. Phillips Legacies, Volume 7, Spring 2010

Dr. Phillips Legacies, Volume 7, Spring 2010

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jtracy
August 22, 2017


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 personal interests and their involvement in the growth of the family business.

Howard was born on March 27, 1902, in Lebanon, Tennessee; Walter, on November 27, 1905, in Kissimmee, Florida. In 1907, the family moved from Osceola County to Lake Mann, just west of Downtown Orlando. As youngsters, the brothers walked several miles each day to their elementary school in Beardall Park, which today is the site of SunTrust Center.

In 1910, the family moved to a new home at Orlando’s 135 Lucerne Circle. The home, with its grand columns and distinctive tower, served as the base for frequent social and cultural activities, most of which revolved around music. Growing up, not only were the Phillips’ sons educated in the social graces and exposed to the culture and music of the day, they also were taught responsibility through household duties assigned to them. These lessons would last a lifetime. Although no longer owned by the Phillips family, the home has survived and today is on the prestigious U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

Continued on page 2 of Dr. Phillips Legacies: Enriching the Community with the Fruits of Our Labor, Volume 7, Spring 2010.

Listen to the Orange County Library System's oral history interview with Howard Phillips conducted February 22, 1975.

Howard Phillips Oral History Interview Part I (15:20)

Howard Phillips Oral History Interview Part II (15:33)

Dr. Phillips Legacies courtesy of the Dr. Phillips Foundation.

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