Former Greenwood Cemetery Sexton, Don Price, discovered a long-lost 16mm film labeled "Orlando, The City Beautiful" some old City Hall boxes that were destined for the landfill. The 23-minute film, labeled and dated 8/8/1962, has been digitized and prepped for...
Like we told you before in this previous Did You Know-town column, at one time Orange County was known as Mosquito County. The name, which was inspired by early Spanish explorers, was changed in January 1845 after brief stints as Leigh Read...
The historic Angebilt building was purchased by Novel Coworking LLC. on January 3, 2019. The Chicago-based coworking company paid The New Angebilt Corp. a reported $13,700,000 for the 100,323 SF former hotel turned office tower. Novel Coworking (Website), once Level...
This four-bedroom, three bath home was built in 1906 and once belonged to Mahlon Gore, the thirteenth mayor of Orlando. Mayor Gore served in office from 1893 to 1896 and was born in Climax, Michigan. He moved to Orlando around...
SPONSORED: Orlando's favorite cocktail competition meets history class is back for one more shin-dig before 2019 hits us in the face, in the latest edition of this monthly local Drunk History lesson, hosted by the Orange County Regional History Center. Local craft bars compete...
"Anyone know the story behind the giant saxophone mural on the back wall of The Beacham building? It must be 40 feet tall ..." - Jim Hobart The Beacham Building was purchased by Larry and Sherry (great names!) Carpenter in 1975, who...
The Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens (Facebook | Website) has announced that their winter exhibition will be called Lay of the Land: The Art of Florida's Cattle Culture, running from December 11 to April 14. Lay of the Land features art and...
Billy the Swan is arguably one of the worst creatures to call Orlando home, ever. He came to Orlando in 1910 as one of the first swans to grace the public parks in The City Beautiful but he quickly made...
The owners of the historic Angebilt building in Downtown Orlando have made the decision to sell to new owners. The Angebilt Hotel, located at 37 N. Orange Avenue , opened in 1923 and was at one time the city's tallest...
A 20-foot concrete pillar has been erected in the Orange County Regional History Center plaza in Downtown Orlando as a nod to a Ghosts of Architecture Past. The structure is a small piece of a larger collection of brise soleil panels...
SPONSORED: Craft cocktail competition meets history class once again in the latest edition of this local Drunk History lesson, hosted by the Orange County Regional History Center. Local craft bars compete for bragging rights by creating tasty libations inspired by local history....
SPONSORED: The Orange County Regional History Center will be celebrating its new exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution, Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code, on Saturday, October 13 with an all-day grand opening featuring free admission and special activities for families. The exhibition examines...
In October 1912, Buffalo Bill's circus visited Orlando. Bill's oldest, and subsequently largest, buffalo took it upon himself to run away from the circus and meander his way along Orange Avenue. A group of "punchers," or cattle prodders that totally ushered the buffalo from...
The LGBT+ Center (Website) has undergone a recent renovation of their home in the Mills 50 District. The renovation has resulted in the dedication of a wall space for a permanent LGBTQ history installation, managed by the LGBTQ History Museum...
Inhabit is a series by local photographer David Lawrence (Website), that shares stories about the people who call Orlando home. It’s an exploration of where people live and spend their days, whether that be at home, in an office, the streets of...
SPONSORED: Craft cocktail competition meets history class in this local version of Drunk History hosted by the Orange County Regional History Center. Local craft bars compete for bragging rights by creating tasty libations inspired by local history. Past muses have included local...
Colonel Michael Norman Wright McCoy was born in Indiana in 1905. He became a professional boxer after high school and everyone called him "The Real McCoy." When hitting people in the face got a little old, he moved to Los Angeles and became a news reporter...
The Orange County Regional History Center (Website) and the Wells' Built Museum of African American History and Culture (Website) have launched a cooperative $10 joint ticket program that launched in July. The new partnership is a result of a $5,000...
An event that blends the theme of Marvel's hit movie Black Panther with actual African history will be coming to Orlando by way of Tampa this fall. A Night in Wakanda is an immersive event that features a dinner of traditional African cuisine,...
The OnePulse Foundation has launched an initiative to aggregate suggestions for their permanent memorial at the Pulse Nightclub site in Downtown South. An interim memorial was opened to the public on May 8, but as the name alludes to, the...
H.H. Dickson was a co-founder of the Dickson-Ives Grocery, in Downtown Orlando. The mercantile, co-owned with Sidney Ives Sr., opened in the 1880s on Church Street and moved to a larger space at the corner of Central and Orange...
Update: According to Orlando Weekly HEREthe OHA will be hosting a public meeting at 2 p.m. June 28 to share updates on this issue. Click for more details.  As first reported on News 6 on clickorlando.com, the Orlando Housing Authority has announced plans...
The Orange County Regional History Center (Facebook | Website) has announced a new memorial exhibit in honor of the June 12 shootings at Pulse nightclub. The exhibition, Another Year Passes: Orlando After the Pulse Nightclub Massacre, will open Saturday, June 2 and...
Representatives of the University Club announced yesterday that they had closed on their new home at Modera Central, the 22-story tower that was built on the grounds of their former building at 125 E. Pine Street . The University Club...
An advisory panel at the Florida State University has recommended the removal of a statue of Francis Eppes from a high profile location in front of the Westcott Building on campus, near one of the main entrances. The same panel has...