Tildenville in Orange County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Opened in 1915, the Winter Garden Road was originally only nine feet wide. Boasting a speed limit of 30mph, it zig-zagged a path through West Orange County citrus groves. Following the "fruit loop" from its western terminus in Oakland back east through Tildenville, Winter Garden, Ocoee, Orlo Vista and into Orlando via Washington Street took motorists nearly an hour.
As durable as they were uncomfortable, many were soon paved over with smoother compounds like "macadam," an early form of asphalt. As a result, few stretches of Florida's brick highway system remain. Today, this 0.6-mile long Brick Road preserves a formative stop on Orange County's path to becoming a world-renowned destination.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1915.
Location. 28° 33.447′ N, 81° 36.526′ W. Marker is in Tildenville, Florida, in Orange County. Marker is at the intersection of Brick Road and Tildenville School Road, on the right when traveling west on Brick Road. Marker is located at Tildenville Elementary School. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1221 Brick Road, Winter Garden FL 34787, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pounds Motor Company (approx. 1.4 miles away); Winter Garden Downtown Historic District (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Christian Church (approx. 4 miles away); Orange County Election Day Violence/ Ocoee Massacre and Exodus (approx. 4.2 miles away); Harper House (approx. 4.6 miles away); Montverde Academy (approx. 4.9 miles away); Cal Palmer Memorial Building (approx. 6.2 miles away); Windermere Town Hall (approx. 6.2 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 25, 2020, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 56 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 25, 2020, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.