Altamonte Springs in Seminole County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Seminole County Historic Marker
With the potential for winter tourism, Boston capitalists chartered the Altamonte Land Hotel and Navigation Company in 1882 to build a winter "Florida Boston Town." They purchased 1200 acres along the shores of Lakes Adelaide and Orienta and built a hotel on what is now the SW corner of SR436 and Maitland Avenue, dividing a portion of the land near the hotel into building lots. A horse drawn tram carried visitors between the railroad station and the hotel. The hotel (opened only for the winter season) was hots to many families and notable visitors. The hotel burned in 1953.
Many of the winter visitors started citrus groves nearby. Pineapples and sugarcane were also grown. Agriculture needed year round labor and black, as well
During the early part of the 20th century Asparagus Plumosis ferns and oranges were grown here. Altamonte was incorporated as a town in 1921. In 1947, year round residents took control of the city government. Altamonte Springs was reorganized as a city in 1967.
(see marker at Hermits Trail Park)
Erected by Seminole County, Florida.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Railroads & Streetcars • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1880.
Location. 28° 40.048′ N, 81° 22.903′ W. Marker is in Altamonte Springs, Florida, in Seminole County. Marker is at the intersection of Cranes Roost Boulevard and Festival Drive, on the right when traveling west on Cranes Roost Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 309 Cranes Roost Boulevard, Altamonte Springs FL 32701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Altamonte Hotel (approx. 1.2 miles away); Orange Belt Railway (approx. 1.4 miles away); Historical Winwood (approx. 1.7 miles away); Florida Honors and Remembers our POW’s and MIA’s (approx. 2.4 miles away); Seminole County (approx. 2.4 miles away); Evergreen Cemetery (approx. 2.4 miles away); John & Annie Griffin (approx. 2.6 miles away); Casselberry (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Altamonte Springs.
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