Longwood in Seminole County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Longwood Hotel/Bradley McIntyre House
Tourism in Central Florida began during the 1880's when the South Florida Railroad connected Sanford with Orlando. By 1886, direct rail service from the North brought wealthy winter tourists to luxury hotels and private winter "cottages' throughout the area. In front of you and on your left are the only survivors of these wooden hotels and "cottages."
To attract attention to his new town, Mr. Henck, Longwood's founder, built the rambling three story Longwood Hotel in plain view of travelers on the railroad line. Over the years, various owners renamed it the Waltham, and the St. George. During the Roaring Twenties it was called the Orange and Black and was known throughout the area as "the place to be" on a Saturday night.
In 1972, local resident Mrs. Robert Bradford purchased the
Also on the National Register of Historic Places, the building to your right is the Bradley/McIntyre House. It was built in 1887 in the Boston winter enclave of Altamonte Springs five miles south of
Expensive to maintain, it fell into disrepair in the 1960s. In 1973, the house became the property of the Central Florida Society for Historic Preservation and was moved to this current location. It was restored and furnished in the late Victorian Style.
Erected by Seminole County Historical Commission.
Location. 28° 42.02′ N, 81° 20.799′ W. Marker is in Longwood, Florida, in Seminole County. Marker is at the intersection of North Ronald Reagan Boulevard (County Road 427) and West Warren Avenue, on the right when traveling south on North Ronald Reagan Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 N Ronald Reagan Blvd, Longwood FL 32750, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Historic Longwood/E.W. Henck (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Concord Cemetery (approx. 1.8 miles away); Evergreen Cemetery (approx. 2.1 miles away); Seminole County (approx. 2.3 miles away); William Bartram Trail Seminole County (approx. 2.3 miles away); Orange Belt Railway (approx. 3.3 miles away); Oviedo Turntable (approx. 4.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Longwood.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 11, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 135 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 11, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.