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Mathew Robinson Marks

 
 
Mathew Robinson Marks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, April 3, 2008
1. Mathew Robinson Marks Marker
Inscription.
In Memory of
Mathew Robinson Marks
Mayor of Orlando
1889-1890
through whose vision
the planting of our
magnificent shade trees
was inaugurated.

A.D. 1925

 
Erected 1925.
 
Location. 28° 32.551′ N, 81° 22.372′ W. Marker is in Orlando, Florida, in Orange County. Marker can be reached from East Central Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker overlooks Lake Eola in downtown Orlando just north of the "T" intersection of East Central Boulevard and Lake Avenue. Marker is in this post office area: Orlando FL 32801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Linton E. Allen Memorial Fountain ( a few steps from this marker); Orlando Reeves ( approx. 0.2 miles away); "Lest We Forget" ( approx. 0.2 miles away); The Soldiers, The Sailors, The Statesmen ( approx. 0.2 miles away); J. P. Musselwhite & Family ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge ( approx. 0.2 miles away); The Cathedral Church of Saint Luke ( approx. 0.3 miles away); H. H. Dickson Azalea Park / Washington Street Bridge ( approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Orlando.
 
Regarding Mathew Robinson Marks.
Mathew Robinson Marks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Julie Szabo, April 3, 2008
2. Mathew Robinson Marks Marker
Mathew Robinson Marks came to lay out the city, on behalf of the famous Disston interests. A large hotel was built and named for him; it burned down in 1884. Soon after he had a narrow escape from being shot in a quarrel, some say after a long chase in downtown Tarpon. A few years later, after returning to Orlando, he became the mayor. He planted the first oak tree in a $500 beautification project that resulted in Orlando being nicknamed "The City Beautiful." (from The Badge)
 
Categories. EnvironmentGovernmentHorticulture & ForestryNotable Persons
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 5, 2008, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. This page has been viewed 1,854 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 5, 2008, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.
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