Group Title: Inventory of industrial advantages
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Title: Inventory of industrial advantages
Physical Description: 6 v. : ; 39 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Florida State Advertising Commission
Publisher: s.n.
Place of Publication: Tallahassee Fla
Publication Date: 1948-1949?]
General Note: Issued separately for Florida cities in cooperation with local chambers of commerce and varied agencies.
General Note: In loose-leaf binders.
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Volume ID: VID00157
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Orange County

Part A--General Information

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1. Location
Orlando is in Central Florida, 154 miles south of Jacksonville, 100 miles
northeast of Tampa and 263 miles northwest of Miami. It has 32 lakes within
the city limits and is 19-miles east of Lake Apopka. Elevation is 111 feet.
2. Transportation

Local bus service: Orlando has 40 buses for local service.

Highways:. U. S. Highways 17, 92 and 441 and Florida Highways 50 and 527
enter Orlando.
Rail: Rail service is provided by Atlantic Coast Line Railroad.
Intercity bus service: Florida Greyhound Lines provides intercity bus service.
Air: Air service is provided by Eastern Air Lines, National Airlines and
Florida Airways.
Charter flight operators: Wooten Aviation Industries, Inc., Hoequist Air-
port, operates a charter flight service,
Passenger boat lines: Orlando is not a port.

3. Population

1948 Estimate

1945 Census

1940 Census

Total county 92,000 86,782 70,074
Total city 58,000 50,105 36,736

4. Climate
(Based on U. S. Weather Bureau records for a 48 year period.)

Normal Normal
Temperature Rainfall






5. History
Orlando was incorporated on July 21,.1875, with a total population of 75, by
an assembly of 21 electors. The name Orlando was chosen to commemorate
Orlando Reeves who lost his life in a skirmish with the Indians. A pigsc plaque
at the east end of. Lake Eola memorializes his name. Mosquito County, created
in 1824, included this area. In 1845, the name was changed to Orange County,
selected because of the many groves in this area.
6. Major Sources of Income
The Orlando region has two major basic economic supports. It has the same
warm winter weather of other Central Florida resort areas that attracts
tourists and permanent winter residents. It is also the financial, marketing,
wholesale, and retail center of the Florida citrus belt. Within its 75 mile
trade area are 521,438 (1945) permanent residents. Orlando's industrial
payroll in 1946 was estimated at $14,556,750 of the states agriculture, 50%
lies within Orlando's 75 mile trade area. Over 75% of the.state's citrus
industry is within the same area. Each year Orlando attracts over 30,000






7. Newspapers
Name Tpe Circulation
Orlando Morning Sentinel Daily except Sunday 29,426
Orlando Star Daily except Sunday 16,376
Sunday Sentinel-Star Sunday 40,705
Orlando Post Weekly (Sunday)
8. Radio Stations
Call Letters Frequency Watts Network
WDBO 580 5,000 CBS
WHOO 990 10,000 (day)
5,000 (night) ABC
WLOF 950 5,000 MBS
WORZ 740 1,000 NBC
9. Private Schools and Colleges

Orlando Day Nursery Association, 246 West South Street.
Orange Villa Nursery School, 613 Mallory.
Hyer Street.Nursery School, 407 North Hyer Street.
Carver Court Colored Day Nursery, Mitchell Drive.
Orlando Secretarial and Accountancy School, 6 West Church Street, high school
graduates, coeducational.
Southern School of Commerce, 107 East Pine, 16 years and up, coeducational.
Orlando Junior College, 901 Highland, two years of college, coeducational,
boarding facilities for male students.
Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida, coeducational, boarding.
Cathedral School, 228 East Central, kindergarten through elementary.
Miller-Robinson Kindergarten and Primary One, 319 North Main.
Open-Air School, 28 West Steele, age'three to seven.
Part B---Recreational and Entertainment

1. Special Events
Florida Anglers Association, $50,000 bass tournament, year round on Lake '
Central Florida Exposition, fair, last week in February.
Christmas Festival and Santa Claus Parade, second week in November.
Tangerine Bowl Football Game, January 1.
(Dates not yet set on many events that take place every year such as harness
horse racing, horse shows, dog races, Gun Club events and tennis tournaments.

2. Athletic Events
Tangerine Bowl Game, January 1, and Washington Senators Spring Training.. games
approximately from March 15 through April 15. Orlando baseball team in
Florida State League plays here during the summer.

3. Commercial Attractions
Mead Botanical Gardens, Daetwyler Azalea Gardens, The Orchidario, Sanlando
Spring Tropical Park, Big Tree (near Longwood), Orlando Solarium, Lake Eola
Park, Sweet Pea 1all, Dickson Azalea Park, Gaston Edwards Park, Sanford-
Orlando Kennel Club, Midget Auto Races (also has motorcycle races) and The
Scenic Boat Tours.
4. Tourist Clubs
Lawn Bowling Club has a clubhouse. Annual membership fees are: Men, active
$10; women, active, $8; associate members, $5. Horseshoe Club, membership,
$1. Roque Club & Croquet, membership, $2. Shuffleboard Club has a clubhouse;
membership $3.50 per year; $1.50 for the summer. Visitors Card Club, member-
ship, $3.
5. Recreational Clubs
Country Club of Orlando, Dubsdread Country Club and Orlando Tennis Club.



6, Civic Organizations


Altrusa Club
Business and Professional
Woman's Club
Civitan Club
Exchange Club
Junior Chamber of Commerce
Kiwanis Club
Lions Club
Optimists Club
Pilot Club
Realty Board
Rotary Club
Sorosis Club
Tiger Den Youth Center

Sonta Club

7. Fraternal Organizations

Day & Time of Meetine


.Place of Meeting

1st & 3rd Tuesday 12:15 p.m. Southland Restaurant

2nd & 4th Monday 6:15 p.m.
Wednesday 12:15 p.m.
Tuesday 12:15 p.m.
Monday, noon
Friday 12:15 p.m.
Friday 12:15 p.m.
Friday 1 p.m.
2nd & 4th Monday 6;15 p.m.
Thursday 12:15 p.m.
Wednesday 12:15 p.m.
Tuesday 3 p.m.
Open Friday & Saturday,
8 to 11:30 p.m.
2nd Thursday 12:15 p.m. &
4th Thursday 6 p.m. .

Chamber of Commerce
Southland Restaurant
-Chamber of Commerce
Chamber of Commerce
Chamber of Commerce
Chamber of Commerce
Lamar Coffee'Shop
Chamber of Commerce
Chamber of Commerce
Chamber of Commerce
108 Liberty Street

135 South Court

Fort Gatlin Hotel


Orlando Lodge #20 IOOF
Knights of Columbus
Odd Fellows
Knights of Pythias
Pythian Sisters
Lucerne Rebekah Lodge 36
Puritan Sisterhood 320,
Dames of Malta
Orlando Elks Lodge

Place of Meeting
Moose Lodge

Masonic Temple

Elks Lodge

S 8. Organized Entertainment

New England Club, Chamber of Commerce Building, third Monday evening.
Winter Visitors Club, 8 p.m. Tuesday at City Auditorium. Variety Program,
8 to 9 p.m., dancing to seven piece band 9 p.m. to midnight, admission 500.
Winter Visitors Card Party, Chamber of Commerce'Building, Thursday 2 p.m.
Prizes for auction, contract and 500. Admission 10.
Community Sing, Chamber of Commerce Building, Thursday 7:45 p.m. Every one
welcome. Collection.
All States Club, Chamber of Commerce Building, Saturday 7:45 p.m. Community
singing and variety program. Admission 100.
Sunshine Park, off west Livingston Avenue, shuffleboard, bowling on the green,
roque and cards.
9. Recreational Facilities
Country Club of Orlando, 18-hole golf course, clubhouse with dining and grill
service, swimming pool, lawn bowling courts. Golf course is 6,259 yards
long, with three water hazards. Greens fee, $2 per day.
Dubsdread Golf and Country Club, 18-hole golf course, clubhouse, dining room,
riding academy, tennis courts. Greens fee, $2 per day. Also various
membership arrangements are available.
Tennis, 13 courts, maintained by the Recreational Department of the city.
Membership: Men, $10 per year; women, $6 per year; also other-membership
Arrangements are available.
Swimming in many lakes, pools and springs located in and around Orlando.
Motor-boating and sail-boating in.many of the hundreds of lakes in this
Skating Rink, Orlando Coliseum, North Orange Avenue.
Bowling Center of.Orlando, 720 North Orange Avenue. Teams are organized and
tournaments are held the year ground.
Bicycling is a favorite sport in this section, Bicycles can be rented by the
day or hour.
Horseback riding, several stables are available in the city and horse shows
are held annually.
Skeet shooting facilities are available at the Orlando Gun Glub, just outside
the city.



10. Hunting
Deer, squirrel, fox, raccoon, wildcat,.otters, oppossum, bear, turkey, quail
and dove are found in this area. Hunting guides and lodges are not available.
11. Fishing
Fresh water largemouth and smallmouth black bass, bream, stumpknocker, red-
breast, shellcracker, perch, pike and catfish are caught in the 700 lakes in
Orange County and the 32 lakes within the city limits of Orlando. Most fish-
ing is done at Lake Apopka and Saint Johns River. Fishing camps available are:

*Fisherman's Paradise, Apopka, Florida, on east side of Lake.Apopka, 14 miles
from Orlando. Boats, bait, guides, outboard and inboard motors, cabins
and picnic grounds.
Johnson's Camp, Apopka, Florida, east side of Lake Apopka, 14.miles from
Orlando. Boats, bait, inboard motors, cabins, picnic ground and meals.
The Gap, Apopka, Florida, east side of Lake Apopka, 14 miles from Orlando.
Boats, bait, guides, outboard and inboard motors, cabins, picnic grounds
and meals.
Killarney Camp, Killarney, Florida, southwest side of Lake Apopka, 18 miles
from Orlando. Boats, bait, guides, outboard motors, cabins, picnic grounds
and trailer camp.
John's Lake Camp, Killarney, Florida, on John's Lake, 17 miles from Orlando.
Boats, bait, outboard motors, cabins and picnic grounds.
New City Dock, Winter Garden, Florida, south side of Lake Apopka, 15 miles
from Orlando. Boats, bait, guides, inboard motors, cabins, picnic grounds
and trailer camps.
Oakland Fishing Dock, Oakland, Florida, south side of Lake Apopka, 17 miles
from Orlando. Boats, bait, outboard and inboard motors and picnic grounds.
Orange Fishing Lodge, Apopka, Florida, east side of Lake Apopka, 13 miles
from Orlando. Boats, bait, guides, outboard and inboard motors, cabins,
picnic grounds and meals served.
Pounds, Winter Garden, Florida, south side of Lake Apopka, 15 miles from
Orlando. Boats, bait, guides, outboard and inboard motors, picnic grounds
and trailer camps. I
Old City Dock, Winter Garden, Florida, south side of Lake Apopka, 15 miles
from Crlando. Boats, bait, guides and outboard motors. 9
Charter Fishing Service, P.O. Box 3724, Orlando, Lake Apopka at the Gap, 14
miles from Orlando. Boats, bait, guides, inboard motors, picnic grounds,
meals and trailer camps.
Midway Fish Camp, Christmas, Florida, St. Johns River, 29 miles from Orlando,

12. Churches

Seventh Day Adventist, Baptist, Catholic, Christian, Christian Science,
Christian Missionary Alliance, Church of Brethren, Church of Christ, Church
of God, Episcopal, Religious Society of Friends, Hebrew, Latter Day Saints,
Lutheran, methodist, Nazarene, Pentecostal, Presbyterian, Spiritualist,
Salvation Army, Union, Unitarian and Unity denominations have services in
Part C---Accommodations
1. Hotels
Name Rate Address
Double Single
Angebilt $6-,12 $3.50-48 37 N. Orange Avenue
Avalon .2.50-$6 $3 489 N. Orange Avenue
Bass $3.50-$4 $1.50-42.50 217 S. Orange Avenue
Carlyn Manor $2.50-up (Eur.)
$8-up (Amer.) 107 Hillcrest Avenue
Chulota Inn $3.50-up Chulota, Florida
Duke Hall $2.50-up $2-up 140 E. Pine Street
Dwellere $2.50-$5 304 E. Central Avenue
Empire $3-up $2.50-up .30 W. Central Avenue
Fort Gatlin $5-$8 $3.50-$5 549 N. Orange Avenue
Jefferson Court $5-$8 $4 138 N. Orange Avenue
Lake Eola $4-up $3.50-up 227 N. Eola Drive




1. Hotels (Cont.)

Double Single


Orange Court
San Juan
Midget Mansions



$1.50- 3.50
V12-$18 (Amer)

409 V. Central Avenue
405 S. Main Street
130 S. Court Street
626 N. Orange Avenue
24 W. Church Street
32 N. Orange Avenue
104 S. Orange Blox. Trail
133'S. Main Street
424 N. Magnolia Avenue

*November to May.
2. Tourist Courts and Trailer Parks


Billy Motor Court
Carolina Moon Trailer Park
Ferran's Tour-o-tel
Lakewood Cottages
Layman Motor Court
Midget Mansions
Palm Trailer Park
Palmer Trailer Park
Pine Grove Cabins
Siesta Motor Court
Sunny South Trailer Park
Sunshine Manor
Tyler Motor Court
Van Wert Hotel Court
Wigwam Villages


250 S. Orange Avenue, Winter Park
496 N. Orange Blossom Trail
518 N. Orange Blossom Trail
Rt. 3, Box 504, N. Orange Blossom Trail
3839 S. Orange Blossom Trail
104 S. Orange Blossom Trail
Rt. 3, S. Orange Blossom Trail
1290 S. Orange Blossom Trail
Highway 441, N. Orange Blossom Trail
3023 S. Orange Blossom Trail
1204 S. Orange Blossom Trail
Rt. 1, Apopka, Florida
1601 S. Orange Blossom Trail
600 Orlando Avenue, Winter Park
700 S. Orange Blossom Trail

3. Other Accommodations
Further information on guest homes, apartments, and houses can be obtained
from the Chamber of Commerce. Current information on available accommodations
can be obtained by telephoning 9764.

4. Specialized Eating Places


La Cantina
Chef Manuel
Duck Inn


4241 Cheney Highway
Rt. #6, Box 135P
3974 S. Orange Blossom Trail

Italian food
Spanish food

Further information on Orlando can be obtained from:

A. C. Slaughter, Secretary-Manager
Orlando, Florida




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