Category Archives: History

Central Florida Architecture Guide in Development

Scheduled for release at the end of 2016, check back here from time to time for more info on this full color book currently being compiled. The Orlando Foundation for Architecture is working hard on completing –An Architectural Guide to Central … Continue reading

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Daytona Beach MOAS Expansion

Last fall the Museum of Arts and Sciences, Daytona Beach opened their new West Galleries wing. The architect, VOA Associates Inc., was kind to share these photos with you. The museum is pleased to announce the completion and opening of the new West Wing … Continue reading

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Isabel Roberts Honored with Gravestone

Isabel Roberts (1871-1955) once worked at the right hand of Frank Lloyd Wright, who designed a house that bears her name in Illinois. In Orlando during the 1920s, she joined Ida Annah Ryan — the first woman in the nation … Continue reading

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Historic Cameo Theater Gets AIA Florida Award

If you haven’t noticed, the Cameo Theater at 1013 East Colonial Drive has been restored and is the new home of the Snap! Orlando Photography Gallery. It also just received the AIA Florida 2015 Honor Award for Historic Preservation/Restoration. Originally … Continue reading

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Mid-Century Modern Treasures In Winter Park

While Modern Buildings from the 1960’s through the 1980’s may seem dated to an uneducated public, their sparse classic lines are quiet and stately, and still contribute to the upscale feeling of Winter Park. Some recent attempts to cover some modern buildings with … Continue reading

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Isabel Roberts Helped Shape Early Orlando Architecture

One of Orlando’s architects in the early 1900’s, was a woman, and a Prairie School figure. She was not the only female architect in town. Isabel Roberts practiced architecture in Orlando for over 30 years. Born in the mid-west in 1871, the … Continue reading

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