College Park

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College Park has the look and feel of small-town America, with its central business district and tree-lined residential streets, schools and churches, and strong sense of community. College Park, though, was never a town; it developed as a neighborhood within the city of Orlando. The name originated not with a college but instead with a developer, who gave the streets in his new subdivision college names in 1921. In 1925, another developer named the first of several subdivisions College Park. The name caught on and became official with the naming of the College Park Post Office in 1954. Images of America: College Park commemorates 90 years of its history and community. From the 19th-century citrus groves, to new subdivisions in the 1920s, to tract housing in the 1940s and 1950s, College Park evolved as a desirable place for families.
ISBN: 9781467113359
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Florida
Series: Images of America
Images: 209
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Historian Tana Mosier Porter traces the development of the community through photographs shared from the individual collections of College Park families, businesses, and institutions. The prevailing community spirit can be seen in these photographs, which also document the history of the place residents know as “Small Town Downtown.”
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