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Bumby Hardware

 
 
Bumby Hardware Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, February 16, 2017
1. Bumby Hardware Marker
Inscription.  Joseph Bumby, Sr. came from Great Britain in 1873. He started selling hay, grain and fertilizer from a warehouse on Church Street. When the railroad arrived in 1880 his warehouse was used as the depot and he was the ticket agent. In 1886, Bumby completed this structure and started a successful hardware business. Bumby Hardware remained a family business until it closed in 1966.

Plaque sponsored by
The Orlando Community Redevelopment Agency

 
Erected by The Orlando Community Redevelopment Agency.
 
Location. 28° 32.413′ N, 81° 22.854′ W. Marker is in Orlando, Florida, in Orange County. Marker is at the intersection of West Church Street and Gertrude's Walk, on the right when traveling east on West Church Street. Touch for map. Marker is mounted at eye-level, directly on the northeast corner of the subject building, facing West Church Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 110 West Church Street, Orlando FL 32801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Cathedral Church of Saint Luke (approx. 0.4 miles away); Dr. Phillips House
Bumby Hardware Building (<i>marker visible on left side</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, February 16, 2017
2. Bumby Hardware Building (marker visible on left side)
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Linton E. Allen Memorial Fountain (approx. half a mile away); Mount Pleasant Baptist Church (approx. half a mile away); Mathew Robinson Marks (approx. half a mile away); Orlando Reeves (approx. 0.7 miles away); "Lest We Forget" (approx. 0.7 miles away); John R. Mott House Site (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Orlando.
 
Regarding Bumby Hardware. The Bumby Building was designated an Orlando Historic Landmark in 1978.
 
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1. Bumby Hardware Building. Originally from England, Joseph Bumby, Sr. relocated to Orlando and built a large, Late Victorian Commercial-style building across the street from his warehouse. The red brick structure was one of Central Florida's first non-wooden buildings. Bumby Hardware became a major retailer in Downtown Orlando and was operated by Bumby until his death in 1911. His sons continued to operate the business for several decades, but eventually closed the store in the 1960s and leased the building briefly to Goodwill
Bumby Hardware 1884 plaque<br>(<i>located on building front, near marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, February 16, 2017
3. Bumby Hardware 1884 plaque
(located on building front, near marker)
Bumby Hardware
1884
Orlando
Historic Preservation Comm.
Industries. The Bumby family then sold the site in 1966 to Bob Snow, the developer of the Church Street Station entertainment complex. The original building still remains today, housing various retail shops and offices. (Submitted on April 15, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Bumby Hardware Store, photograph circa 1960. (Submitted on April 15, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
 
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Bumby Annex 1920 plaque<br>(<i>located on building front, west of marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, February 16, 2017
4. Bumby Annex 1920 plaque
(located on building front, west of marker)
Bumby Annex
1920
Orlando
Historic Preservation Comm.
Church Street Station (<i>view looking west from near marker; Bumby Hardware building on left</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, February 16, 2017
5. Church Street Station (view looking west from near marker; Bumby Hardware building on left)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 15, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 13, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 31 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 15, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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