walking tour

The City of Orlando is launching a program to celebrate and recognize sites of historic note in the downtown and Parramore area.

The program will install 25 plaques that will be part of the City’s Historic Walking Tour, by the end of June, and is part of the Project DTO strategy to celebrate Orlando’s diverse culture and heritage by creating a stronger sense of place.
The first plaque will be installed at the Well’s Built Motel (Website) with District 5 City Commissioner Regina Hill, Senator Geraldine Thompson and Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 28.

Locations on the walking tour include the following, but to read the full descriptions, click HERE:

  1. Well’s Built Hotel
  2. Dr. William Monroe Wells House
  3. Victorian House and Cottage
  4. Hankins Building
  5. Mount Pleasant Baptist Church
  6. Ebenezer Methodist Church
  7. Slemons Department Store
  8. Bumby Hardware Building
  9. Old Orlando Railroad Depot
  10. Nicholson-Colyer Building
  11. Kress Building
  12. First National Bank
  13. Orlando Bank and Trust Company
  14. Tinker Building
  15. Carey Hand Funeral Home
  16. Elijah Hand Building
  17. Dickson-Ives Department Store
  18. Yowell-Duckworth Building
  19. The State Bank of Orlando and Trust Company
  20. Angebilt Hotel
  21. Rose Building
  22. Rutland’s
  23. U.S. Post Office and Courthouse
  24. Cathedral of St. Luke
  25. Old Orange County Courthouse
  26. First Church of Christ Scientist
  27. Rogers Building
  28. Ellis Building


Brendan O'Connor

Editor in Chief of Bungalower.com

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  1. The walking tours are great! Richard Forbes, the City of Orlando’s Historic Preservation Officer does an amazing job leading these tours. Believe it or not, we have history in Orlando to be proud of.