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6 months 2 weeks ago Orlando Youth Center

Dedicated on July 13, 1958, the Orlando Youth Center used to be the scene of teen activity for the Orlando crowd in the days before Disney. The facility located at 610 N. Lake Formosa Drive, will soon be transformed from the Loch Haven Neighborhood Community Center into the new home of the Orlando Ballet. The photos in this PDF were taken by Tim Orwick, Colonial High School graduate and yearbook photographer. Let us know if you have any memories of good times at the center!

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6 months 2 weeks ago Orlando Youth Center

Soon to be the new home of the Orlando Ballet, the Loch Haven Community Center, located at 610 N. Lake Formosa Drive, was once the scene of teen activity for the Orlando crowd in the days before Disney came to town. The photos in this PDF were taken by Tim Orwick, Colonial High School graduate and yearbook photographer.   Let us know if you have any memories of good times at the center!

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6 months 3 weeks ago Hot Diggity Drive-In & Restaurant

Please see the article here.

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6 months 3 weeks ago Hot Diggity Drive-In & Restaurant

Please see the article here.

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5 months 3 weeks ago Hot Diggity Drive-In & Restaurant

The Hot Diggity Drive-In Restaurant was a short lived food establishment overlooking Lake Barton. It first appears in the November 1956 telephone directory, but there was not a listing in the Yellow Pages. The address at that time was 5053 Santa Rosa Drive, the street that runs semi-parallel to and just north of East Colonial Drive. In the 1957 directory the address is listed as 5098 E. Colonial Drive.

The small ad in the Yellow Pages states that the restaurant has a "Patio & Roof...

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7 months 6 days ago University Club Demolished to Make Way for High Rise

Photograph from the top of the city's Library Parking Garage of the demolition of the University Club next door, in preparation for a new high rise.

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6 months 3 weeks ago University Club Demolition

Photograph from atop the Orlando Public Library of the demolition of the Univeristy Club across the street. 

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4 months 3 weeks ago Azalea Park - An Illustrated History

Various residents of the Azalea Park neighborhood have researched and gathered the information and illustrations for this history.  We hope that you will enjoy it and be inspired.

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7 months 3 weeks ago CHS Parades

CHS's early homecoming and Christmas parades, photographed by Tim Orwick.

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8 months 2 days ago CHS Campus Beginnings

CHS opened in 1958, and student photographer Tim Orwick had captured its formative months. Use the PDF link above to enjoy this historic collection.

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