Winter Park in Vintage Postcards, Florida (Postcard History Series)

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"The perfume of the orange blossoms . . . the beauty of every scene, combine to make me wonder whether I am not in Paradise," wrote one visitor to Winter Park, Florida, in 1918. Just five miles north of Orlando, Winter Park's oak-lined brick streets and its quiet lakes have been attracting visitors since the late 19th century, when U.S. president Chester A. Arthur declared, "This is the prettiest spot I have seen in Florida." The New England-like city in the heart of the subtropics was once home to the Seminole Hotel, the largest resort south of
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Overview

"The perfume of the orange blossoms . . . the beauty of every scene, combine to make me wonder whether I am not in Paradise," wrote one visitor to Winter Park, Florida, in 1918. Just five miles north of Orlando, Winter Park's oak-lined brick streets and its quiet lakes have been attracting visitors since the late 19th century, when U.S. president Chester A. Arthur declared, "This is the prettiest spot I have seen in Florida." The New England-like city in the heart of the subtropics was once home to the Seminole Hotel, the largest resort south of Jacksonville. In 1885, prestigious Rollins College was founded here, the first institution of higher learning in Florida.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738518329
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 8/3/2005
  • Series: Postcard History Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,375,329
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Author Robin Chapman, a longtime television journalist who now calls Winter Park home, tells the city's story through a collection of vintage postcards. As the tale unfolds, readers will see that Winter Park's past is a prelude to Central Florida's lively present as the number-one vacation destination in the world.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6
Introduction 7
1 Settling In 9
2 The Resort Goes to College 27
3 Ice and Fire 41
4 Home, Cottage, and Casa 57
5 Rollins Grows 71
6 Winter Park Grows Up 89
7 Whatever Happened? 109
Endnotes 125
Bibliography 127
About the Author 128
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2006

    Fantastic!

    This book is an easy read about a very charming city. I have spent most of my life in Winter Park and I learned so much about its rich history from this book. The postcards are beautiful and show Winter Park growing to become the amazing little city that it is today. Highly recommended.

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