1940s

July 21, 2014
by: wfrench
Founded in 1941 as Orlando Osteopathic Hospital, Orlando General Hospital was once a 15-bed facility that was a large converted house located at 603 Hillcrest Street.   ...
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February 24, 2014
by: wfrench
The Orlando Negro Chamber of Commerce published their...
February 14, 2014
by: jtracy
My name is William P. Hayman, Jr. and I was born in Winter Haven, Florida, August 4, 1923. My father at this time was engaged in the fertilizer business, selling fertilizer...
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December 17, 2013
by: jtracy
Oral history transcript of interview with Colonel William P. Hayman, Jr. recorded and transcribed by Charlie P. Ross on January 15, 2010.  
September 16, 2013
by: jtracy
In this page from history, we see Orlando's best and brightest at work and play, the meetings, receptions, and family gatherings. The personal collection and archiving from...
August 8, 2013
by: jtracy
Dorothy Louise Nash remembers her grandmother's baptism in Lake Eola and family visits to 719 W. Central Avenue to see Aunt Ida McQuaig and Uncle Charley McDowell at their...
August 8, 2013
by: jtracy
Dorothy Louise Nash’s great grandfather Charles Franklin McQuaig came to Orlando in 1871. Her grandmother, Lorena McQuaig, was born on a little lake in Conway in 1878. In...
July 30, 2013
by: jtracy
I’m Dann Pottinger and I’m from Orlando, one of those rare creatures that spent all my life here… My career being in the banking business. I was the founder and president of...
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April 9, 2013
by: jtracy
Concord Park Elementary School was truly a beautiful school ...pristine white, bells in the towers, built about 1925, as  ...
April 9, 2013
by: jtracy
Ms. Taggert's 5th grade class at Concord Park Elementary School, circa 1950. ...