FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Heather Fagan, 407.246.3423
Cassandra Lafser, 407.246.2182
The City of Orlando Wants Your Photos
2014 City of Orlando Historic Preservation Board Calendar Photo Contest
The popular Historic Preservation Board
Calendar has been produced by the City since 1991 to showcase some of
Orlando’s most treasured historic resources. The 2014 calendar will
focus on the homes of the Historic Rosemere Residential District
and the City is currently seeking black and white photographs to feature
in the calendar that capture the historic, distinct and unique styles of
The Rosemere Historic District was placed on the National Register of
Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior on
October 21, 2009. It is a small residential neighborhood that was part
of the much larger College Park neighborhood before being separated by
the construction of Interstate Highway 4 in 1964-1965. The Rosemere
Historic District is located roughly between East Harvard Street, North
Orange Avenue, Cornell Avenue and East Vanderbilt Street. *Please see
the map for exact boundaries.
Prominent local developer, Walter Washington Rose, a native of Georgia,
began developing the Rosemere subdivision in December 1921. Rose arrived
in Orlando in 1909 as an employee of Western Union and in 1913 had
formed his own business selling real estate, insurance, and loans. In
1916, Rose developed his first residential subdivision, Rosearden,
located east of Downtown Orlando. The Rosemere subdivision features
college names for its streets, including Yale, Cornell and Harvard.
Architectural styles represented in the district include American
Foursquare, Bungalow, Colonial Revival, Dutch-Colonial Revival, Minimal
Traditional, Mission, Modern Movement, Ranch and Tudor Revival.
Up to three photographs, labeled on the back with name, daytime
telephone number and the address of the subject must be submitted or
postmarked by July 12, 2013 at 5 p.m.
Photographs must be black and white and printed on 8” x 10” or 8 ½” X
11” paper with a white border. Vertical or horizontal photographs are
acceptable. The Board encourages photographs that capture the unique
architectural characteristics of historic structures in the district.
Please remember to be respectful of people and their property.
Deliver photographs to the Historic Preservation Office on the 6th floor
of Orlando City Hall, 400 South Orange Avenue or mail them to the
Historic Preservation Office, PO Box 4990, Orlando, Florida 32802.
Submitted photographs become the property of the City of Orlando
Historic Preservation Board for use in the annual calendar competition
and associated promotions.
A map of the district can be found at
Residents with questions about the calendar can call Richard Forbes at
407.246.3350 or Heather Hohman at 407.246.3416.