Winter Park History Reference - General


Winter Park History Reference - General


Collated files on various subjects in Winter Park's history. For the full list of files visit our Collection List!


Vertical Files - Winter Park History Office


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Playground goal in sight
Article detailing funding for a new playground in Winter Park.

West Side Story: The Evolution of Winter Park (Front Page Only)
Article published in the Orlando Sentinel

Letter to Mrs. Powers
Letter from Lucy Hollmon? to Mrs. Hiram Powers

J. Maxie Day Obituary
An obituary of a prominent citizen in Winter Park.

Rollins Honors Bethune-Cookman Founder
Article describing the placement of a memorial stone on Rollins' Walk of Fame in honor of Mary McLeod Bethune.

Stone honors black writer, Rollins alumna
Article detailing the laying of a memorial stone on Rollins' Walk of Fame for Zora Neal Hurston.

How Sweet The Sound: The Golden Age of Gospel (excerpt only)
Short excerpt from "How Sweet the Sound" regarding the Boyer Brothers, a pair of gospel singers and composers.

Dedication Service of the Pineywood Cemetery Veterans' Section
Article detailing dedication of a veterans' section in Pineywood Cemetery.

Creative Talents at Work in Winter Park
Article detailing crafting classes at Senior Citizen's Club of Winter Park.

James Simmons - Oldest resident of Winter Park
Article detailing the activities of James Simmons, the oldest resident of Winter Park as of 1975.

Special Community Meeting Agenda - Redevelopment Area
Agenda for a special community meeting regarding the development of the West Side of Winter Park. Sign in sheet.

Minority Business Incubator Opening Signals Dynamic Community Effort
Newspaper article about efforts to assist the growth of businesses on Winter Park's West Side.

What’s in a Name?
Newspaper clipping detailing the renaming of a park in Winter Park after a prominent African American founder.

Winter Park High’s 1st black student walked lonely road
Newspaper clipping detailing the story of the first African American student of Winter Park High School.

Ideal Womans Club Preservation Efforts Letter
Westside Afro-American Homeowners and Homesteaders Association fund raising letter to promote preservation of the Ideal Womans Club Building

West Side Preservation and Housing Facts 1993-1996
Pricing and purchasing made by the City for redevelopment of Winter Park's West Side.

Blacks in 19th-century Winter Park were leaders in business, politics
Newsclipping detailing the basic history of Winter Park's West Side.

Quilting is a community effort
Newspaper clipping detailing the activities of a quilting group on Winter Park's West Side.

Community Center Bible Classes An Innovation
Newspaper article detailing Christian Bible classes at Winter Park Community Center.

Eugene Smiley playing tennis at Rollins
Short article about Rollins
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