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Winter Park in Orange County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Fiftieth Anniversary

Rollins College

 
 
Fiftieth Anniversary Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, September 13, 2020
1. Fiftieth Anniversary Marker
Inscription.  
To commemorate
The Fiftieth Anniversary
of the decision reached 17 April 1885,
by the General Congregational
Association of Florida
to establish in Winter Park
Rollins College
the first institution of
higher education in Florida

This tablet is placed 17 April 1935
by the residents of Winter Park
near the site where was originally
announced this significant decision

 
Erected 1935 by Citizens of Winter Park.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education.
 
Location. 28° 35.869′ N, 81° 20.914′ W. Marker is in Winter Park, Florida, in Orange County. Marker is at the intersection of East Morse Boulevard and Interlachen Avenue, in the median on East Morse Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Winter Park FL 32789, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rollins College Fiftieth Anniversary (approx. ¼ mile away); Ward House (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Dinky Station (approx. 0.4 miles away);
Fiftieth Anniversary Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, September 13, 2020
2. Fiftieth Anniversary Marker
Knowles Memorial Chapel (approx. 0.4 miles away); Albin Polasek Home and Studio (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hamilton Holt (approx. 0.4 miles away); James Rollins (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hon. Cornelius Amory Pugsley (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winter Park.
 
Also see . . .  Rollins’ Historical Markers. (Submitted on September 16, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.)
 
Tablet unveiling Ceremony – April 17, 1935 image. Click for full size.
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3. Tablet unveiling Ceremony – April 17, 1935
Pictured left to right: Mayor Raymond C. Baker, George C. Cartwright, Alfred J. Hanna, Mrs. Phillip T. Stillman, Jessie Rittenhouse Scrolland, Sara C. Cullen, and a group of Boy Scouts of Winter Park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 14, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 14, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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