This 20-minute promotional video was created roughly 60 years ago to attract tourists to the City Beautiful and was originally published by Daniel Piraino to YouTube in 2016. It was created by the Orlando Chamber of Commerce and entitled, The...
The City of Orlando Historic Preservation Board has released their latest calendar in a series that celebrates Orlando's treasured landmarks and National Register properties. This most recent edition of the annual undertaking takes an appreciative look at Orlando's mid-century...
Angela Lansbury in Murder She Wrote History in a Glass (Website) is the Orange County Regional History's version of Drunk History, except in the Orlando version we get to be the ones drinking. The third installment of the craft cocktail-meets-history class event series...
EDIT: The photo referred to in this post are actually, reportedly, stored in the Washington and Lee University Art Collection. The photos submitted to us were sent to us via the Orange County Regional History Center.   At 10 a.m. on...
UPDATE: This listing has since been removed due to an "overwhelmingly high volume of inquiries." The listing agent was unable to respond to our phone calls prior to this posting.  A multi-family housing  development on the northern shore of Lake...
This educational short film of Orlando in the '60s was brought to our attention by Rhett Withey, one of the featured artists in the Mennello Museum's Our Orlando exhibit and co-creator of the "Love Orlando" orange design in our online shop, HERE. The...
The City of Orlando will install a Florida Historical Marker at the site of the former home of past Nobel Peace Prize-winner John Raleigh Mott. The home was torn down in 2013 to expand Lake Eola Park. Four historic homes were...
Filmmaker Luiz Fernando Schultz documented the late-night bar scene in 90s Orlando, firsthand, and it was screened at the Florida Film Festival in 1998. It follows local DJ Remark (Mark Snyder), during a nostalgic time in Orlando's dance music...
Townie Tourist (Facebook | Website) is a weekly series of tours, hosted by Orlando-native Jenny De Witt. De Witt takes viewers on a walking tour of a different neighborhood each Saturday at 10 a.m. and broadcasts it using Facebook...
The Downtown Development Board is hosting a walking tour to highlight historic points of interest in Downtown Orlando on Thursday, March 2. The 45-minute walking tour will feature multiple guest speakers, including Michael Perkins, Executive Director of the Historical Society...
"Hey Brendan, wanna report on OCPS voting to rename Lee Middle to College Park middle so as to not be named after a racist?" - Brad The School Advisory Council of Robert E. Lee Middle School voted to change the...
The owner of a home near Dubsdread Golf-course has applied to the City of Orlando to designate the property as an Orlando Historic Landmark. The property, located at 3206 Greens Avenue , was built in 1935 and designed by local...
Rendering by Process Architecture An unnamed developer has filed a petition to the Historic Preservation Board to rehabilitate the facade of the 41 West Church Street building in Downtown Orlando . The building was once the home of the Dubliner and...
This story was originally written by orlandoretro.com and is a part of an ongoing partnership with Bungalower to educate and familiarize Orlando residents with important local historic landmarks.  By Steve Herring To start a new series of 2016 posts here is a look at recent...
In September we wrote about the historic Hanson Building being for sale, HERE,  and now we are reporting that the space has been purchased by local realtor Dustin Bowersett. The same Dustin Bowersett that ran for Soil and Water...
The City of Orlando is planning to present plans for a Tinker Field History Plaza, to be installed at the Camping World Stadium site, at the next Historic Preservation Board meeting on November 2. The space, shown above, is meant to...
George Collins Jr. was a WWII Army veteran and patriarch of the Collins Family, a local family with deep roots and history in Winter Park's Hannibal Square. He was also an amateur photographer, and his works have just been added...
The new-ish owners of Porter Paints at the corner of Colonial Drive and Summerlin Avenue , PPG Paints, will be altering their historic sign by adding some new vinyl signage to cover up a portion of what's there now. The...
Edit: The City of Orlando Real Estate Division is not actively seeking a new tenant for the building at this time. "Hullo! Any idea what is going on with the boarded up Victorian house under the 408 downtown? The one...
Searching for the Seventies: The Documerica Project is an exhibition created by the National Archives and Records Administration and organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. It will be on display at the Orange County Regional History Center (Website)...
The Dinkey Line (spelled with an "e") was Orlando's first light-rail transit. It ran from Downtown Orlando to Winter Park, and eventually to the "picnic fields" in Oviedo. It was a narrowly gauged railway that opened in 1889. It was...
The City of Orlando is ramping up for their 2017 calendar and they need your photos to make it happen. The 2017 theme for the calendar is "Verticality in Architecture and will focus on photography that looks at vertical elements...
Attention has been focused on the Southwest corner of Lake Eola lately due to the pending possibility of a new high rise being erected there. More on that, HERE. The original plans submitted by the developer proposed a redesign of...
  At one time, Park Lake was known as Manning Pond or Lake Manning. It was named after Mrs Manning, a widow who started the City's first public laundry. She used wooden barrels, cut in half, as tubs. She also...
By Frank Flanagan and Brendan O'Connor Rich in cultural history Orlando’s Parliament House, now in its fortieth year, is celebrated in a new short-form documentary from David Bains of the GLBT History Museum of Central Florida (Website). The documentary was published...