"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.
Author: Robin Chapman Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC) Published: 08/03/2005 Pages: 128 Binding Type: Paperback Weight: 0.69lbs Size: 9.34h x 6.52w x 0.36d ISBN: 9780738518329
About the Author Chapman, Robin: - 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.