1950's Orlando

August 18, 2017
by: jtracy
The world at that time was very, let me find the right word, you sort of stayed within your own community. Everything revolved around that small area. You went to church, and...
February 4, 2016
by: jtracy
Aerial photo of the Martin Company temporary buildings on Elwell Street at Orlando Municipal Airport in 1957. By January 1958, the Martin Company plant on Sand Lake Road...
February 4, 2016
by: jtracy
The Glenn L. Martin Company plant site located four and a half miles south of Orlando on Orange Blossom Trail, 1956-1957. In 1956 the company purchased approximately 12...
October 24, 2015
by: jtracy
Student pilot, David Brice, age 16, soloed at Showalter Airpark on September 3, 1957. David Brice of 129 Hibiscus Ct. in Orlando, is a sophomore at Bishop Moore High School...
October 23, 2015
by: jtracy
Aerial view of Orlando Municipal Airport, circa 1952. Showalter Flying Service opened a...
October 23, 2015
by: jtracy
Orlando, "The City Beautiful", welcomes visitors to Orlando Municipal Airport, circa 1950's. The terminal seen in the photo was built in 1951. Showalter Flying Service opened...
October 22, 2015
by: jtracy
Photo of Showalter Service Center at Orlando Municipal Airport, November 1955. Showalter Flying Service opened a...
October 21, 2015
by: jtracy
Announcement for the November 1, 1956 opening of Showalter Service Center at Orlando Municipal Airport, The Southern Flyer, October 31, 1956, page 7. Photos of Showalter...
October 21, 2015
by: jtracy
February 16, 1952 letter to Mr. A.B. Herndon, City Engineer, from Howard Showalter, Jr. President of Showalter Flying Service regarding buildings constructed at the expense...
October 20, 2015
by: jtracy
Howard Showalter, Buck Rogers, Bob Schutz, Sumner Thomas, Ed Sills, and Ray Jones at Showalter Flying Service at Herndon Airport, circa 1950's. Showalter Flying Service...