Our editor, Brendan O'Connor, gets a chance to sit with real estate mogul Giovanni Fernandez; one half of the husband and wife team behind National Real Estate and headline-grabbing development projects like The Hourglass District in southeastern...
UPDATE: The top section of the fountain is indeed in storage and the City is looking at what will be involved in the repair process before moving forward. "Bungalower, I think someone stole...
SPONSORED: Our editor, Brendan O'Connor, recently had a chance to sit with Michael Perkins, the Executive Director of the Orange County Regional History Center (Website) to record the following bonus episode of “Bungalower and The Bus” which...
A two-story, 6,000 SF commercial building that was built by the Early Rising Masonic Lodge #16 in the 1920s will be getting a major update in the coming year, and was recently approved by the City of...
The City of Orlando has announced their selections for its ninth annual Centennial Award, in celebration of local homes that are 100 years and older. Each May, during National Preservation Month, the Historic Preservation...
A statue of a living Tuskegee Airman, Richard Hall, Jr., was reportedly intentionally damaged over the weekend at the Hannibal Square Heritage Center in Winter Park. The Winter Park Police Department were notified...
"So, what's up with Kaley Elementary now that it's not a school?" - Bungalower Reader A revamp of Orlando's downtown schools in 2015 led to the surprise closure of a number of smaller institutions,...
We told you about locally-grown film company, Strong Films (Website) and their documentary on the first racially-integrated little league game in the South HERE last April. In 1955, the all-black Pensacola Jaycees played...
Mason Capital Partners, the new owners of the historic Bumby Arcade Building on Church Street, have filed plans with the City of Orlando to construct a free-standing addition to the east side of the building as part...
The Orlando Science Center has $75,000 to spend on cooperative local programming as part of their upcoming blockbuster Pompeii: The Immortal City exhibit in 2020. The media-rich exhibition will take visitors on a journey...
The Crealdé School of Art (Website) will share an exhibition of photographs and candid living histories of Winter Park's African American community elders in The Sage Project, Phase II: Hannibal Square Elders Tell Their Stories starting this...
The Equal Justice Initiative (Website) recently released a report on the history of lynching the United States, which you can read HERE. Research in the report identified that there were more than 4,000 cases of African Americans...
The Orange County Regional History Center has teamed up with the League of Women Voters of Orange County to present the 2019 Brechner Speaker Series, highlighting the role of women as “warriors for democracy.” The series began on February 3...
SPONSORED: The Orange County Regional History Center's popular Retro Game Night event will return at 7 p.m. Friday, March 29 at their downtown location. Event-goers will be able to play treasured games from...
Rollins College will celebrate the birthday of Fred Rogers on March 20 with a self-guided campus memorabilia tour. Fred McFeely Rogers majored in music composition at Rollins College in 1951 and visited the...
The City of Orlando will finally move forward with a planned memorial section of Greenwood Cemetery in honor of the victims of the 2016 Pulse Orlando nightclub shootings. 49 markers were donated by the...
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...