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Object ID XM134.0001
Object Name Map
Date 1912
Collection Map Collection
Title Gatlin
Scope & Content This item is a map of Gatlin, a "most attractive suburb" of Orlando, as surveyed by J.O. Fries in 1912. On one side is the map itself, showing numbered lots (26) along either side of Gatlin Ave. and lying between lakes Jennie Jewel and Gatlin. Almost all of the lots are overwritten with a last name, presumably each plot's owner. The reverse is a typed description of Gatlin, written by Mahlon Gore, espousing the benefits of Gatlin, Orange County, and Orlando, including location, access to roads and rail lines, schools, the soon-to-be-erected post office, expanding commerce, lakes, groves, and the promise that no lot will be sold to "an undesirable party. [A] clause in each deed will perpetually provide that it shall not be sold to a negro [sic], on pain of forfeiture".
Condition Good
Size 15.5" x 22"
Condition Notes Fragile, very thin paper, hand written, encapsulated
Dates of Creation 1912
People Fries, J. O. (John Otto)
Gore, Mahlon
Search Terms Segregation
Lake Gatlin
Orange County
African Americans