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    • A.E. Houseman

    • John Fisher lecture: Lives of Notables in Our Time
    • English classical scholar and poet. (1859-1936) This is a portion of a lecture given by John Fisher about the life of A.E. Houseman.
    • Abigail Adams

    • John Fisher lecture: Lives of Notables in Our Time
    • Wife of President John Adams and mother of John Quincy Adams. (1744-1818) This is a portion of a lecture given by John Fisher about the life Abigail Adams.
    • Agatha Christie

    • John Fisher lecture: Lives of Notables in Our Time
    • English crime writer of novels, short stories, and plays. (1890-1976) This is a five-minute clip of John Fisher's lecture on the life of Agatha Christie. He presented it March 9, 1998 at the Winter Park Public Library.
    • Aimee Semple McPherson

    • John Fisher lecture: Lives of Notables in Our Time
    • Los Angeles–based evangelist and radio celebrity in the 1920s and 1930s. (1890-1944) This is a portion of a lecture presented by John Fisher about the life of Aimee Semple McPherson. The lecture occurred October 9, 2000 at the Winter Park Public...
    • Alabama Hotel

    • History of Winter Park
    • Front of the Alabama Hotel, including signage. Also known as the Hotel Alabama. Hotel was completed in 1922. It had four floors and 80 rooms. In 1935, E.J. LaChance & Harry Schenck purchased the Alabama Hotel and ran it for 17 years. After the...
    • Alabama Hotel

    • History of Winter Park
    • Front of the Alabama Hotel, including signage. Also known as the Hotel Alabama. Hotel was completed in 1922. It had four floors and 80 rooms. In 1935, E.J. LaChance & Harry Schenck purchased the Alabama Hotel and ran it for 17 years. After the...
    • Alabama Hotel

    • History of Winter Park
    • Front of the Alabama Hotel, including signage. Also known as the Hotel Alabama. Hotel was completed in 1922. It had four floors and 80 rooms. In 1935, E.J. LaChance & Harry Schenck purchased the Alabama Hotel and ran it for 17 years. After the...
    • Albert Einstein

    • John Fisher lecture: Lives of Notables in Our Time
    • Theoretical physicist who developed the general theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics. (1879-1955) This is a portion of a lecture presented by John Fisher about the life of Albert Einstein. The lecture was given at the...
    • Alden House

    • History of Winter Park
    • The Alden House was home to Gustav & Isabella (Pansy) Alden. It was located at the corner of Lyman and Interlachen Avenues. For more information about Isabella (Pansy) Alden, visit: http://www.wppl.org/wphistory/PansyAlden.html
    • Alice Guild

    • Women
    • In 1883, Alice Guild arrived in Winter Park with father William, mother Laura, and sister Clara. She was 23 years of age at the time. Rollins College was in its infancy, and Dr. Edward Hooker (then president of the college) called on Alice for...
    • All Saints Episcopal Church

    • Churches
    • The beginnings of All Saints’ Episcopal Church trace back to 1883. William E. Comstock, one of the original settlers of Winter Park, was instrumental in organizing services of the Church. With the aid of Dr. and Mrs. Charles Switzer, Mrs. Molly...
    • Alonzo W. Rollins

    • Founders
    • Alonzo W. Rollins was born in 1832 on a farm in southern Maine near Lebanon Center. At age 32, he and his brother built a paper mill which produced print paper. Around 1865, Rollins formed the A. W. Rollins Company based in Chicago to sell dyes to...
    • Amelia Earhart

    • John Fisher lecture: Lives of Notables in Our Time
    • American aviation pioneer and author. The first aviatrix to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. (1897-1939) This is a portion of a lecture presented by John Fisher about the life of Amelia Earhart. The lecture was given at the Winter Park Public...
    • Anne Murrow Lindbergh

    • John Fisher lecture: Lives of Notables in Our Time
    • American author, aviator, and wife of fellow aviator, Charles Lindbergh. (1906-2001) This is a portion of a lecture presented by John Fisher about the life of Anne Murrow Lindbergh. The lecture was given at the Winter Park Public Library on...
    • Anne Stone

    • Women
    • Anne Catherine Stone came to Winter Park with her family at the age of ten. Her parents (father Benjamin William Stone and mother Fanny Green Stone) were originally from England, but immigrated to the U.S. shortly after their marriage. Anne had two...
    • Anwar Sadat

    • John Fisher lecture: Lives of the Notables in our Time
    • President of Egypt, 1970-1981. (1918-1981) This is a portion of a lecture presented by John Fisher about the life of Anwar Sadat. The lecture was given at the Winter Park Public Library on October 8, 2001.
    • Barbara Cartland

    • John Fisher lecture: Lives of Notables in our Time
    • Prolific English author. She wrote over 700 novels of romantic fiction. (1901-2000) This is a portion of a lecture presented by John Fisher about the life of Barbara Cartland. The lecture was given at the Winter Park Public Library on March 5,...
    • Barbour House / Casa Feliz

    • History of Winter Park
    • "Casa Feliz," once located at 656 North Interlachen Avenue bordering Lake Osceola, is one of the greatest architectural works of James Gamble Rogers II - the Spanish Eclectic Farmhouse, "Casa Feliz" ("Happy House"). Rogers designed the home for...
    • Baseball Team

    • Organizations
    • Signage attached to truck: Winter Park Florida Baseball Team State Semi-Pro Champions Home of Gentile Bros. Co. Citrus Fruits Playing Rome Georgia Aug 3 and 4

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