The book is dedicated to Fred and Grace Hagedorn, who moved to College Park in the 1980s and contributed greatly to efforts to preserve its history. Grace Hagedorn’s “30 years of painstaking research inform every page of the book,” Tana Mosier Porter writes in the Acknowledgments. Like other books in Arcadia’s Images of America series, “College Park” features more than 200 vintage images, well scanned and reproduced in the publisher’s trademark format.
While settlers lived there before it was platted as a neighborhood in Orlando, its growth was concentrated in the 1920’s and again after World War II. The name reflects the developers idea to name the streets after colleges: Princeton, Harvard, Yale and Cornell, and later Vanderbilt, DePauw and Amherst among others.
Here are the coming book signings, you can attend and get your book signed by the author. The price is only $21.99.
Monday March 2nd, 7 p.m.; At the College Park Neighborhood Association’s meeting, College Park Community Center, 2393 Elizabeth Ave., Orlando, FL 32804.
Sunday, March 8th, from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; at the “Sunday in the Park” event at Dartmouth Park, Orlando, FL 32804, in College Park, between Dartmouth and W. New Hampshire Street.
Tuesday March 24th, 3 p.m.; at the Westminster Towers Retirement Community, 70 W. Lucerne Circle, Orlando, FL 32801.
Read the book review with more about the College Park neighborhood by Joy Wallace Dickinson in the Orlando Sentinel: http://www.orlandosentinel.com/features/os-joy-wallace-dickinson-0222-20150222-column.html