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Sperry Fountain at Lake Eola is 100 years old this year.

A few recent links about Orlando history:

  • Joy Wallace Dickinson looked back 100 years ago to 1914 Orlando in a recent Orlando Sentinel (and included a mention of Orlando Retro Blog).  The  Sperry Fountain (the first fountain at Lake Eola) made it’s debut in 1913.
  • If you haven’t found it, Joy has an enjoyable new blog for anyone with a love for Florida:  Finding Joy in Florida.
  • It’s only a matter of months before the Round Building is only a memory.  Fortunately, the bris de soleil or portions of it will be saved for a future display.  (Story: Orlando Sentinel) (Orlando Retro Post)
  • Rick Kilby wrote a great post, “Salvaging the Sunshine State,” on his Visual Ephemera.  Many of Florida’s grand resorts from the early 1900’s are gone.  Are we better off with Disney’s Grand Floridian Beach Resort in their place?

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Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center under construction behind the Round Building.

Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center under construction behind the Round Building.

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