Ghosts of Orlando: 1927 Orange County Courthouse

Ghosts of Orlando: 1927 Orange County Courthouse

Photo courtesy of Orange County Regional History Center

Murry S. King, Florida's first registered architect, designed the five-story Orange County Courthouse and oversaw its construction until his death in 1926. His son, James B. King, took over the project and supervised the final phase of building which was completed in 1927.

The jail was housed on the top floor with quarters for the jailer and his wife, an infirmary, and separate cellblocks divided for gender and race. After extensive renovations in 1999, the courthouse is now home to the Orange County Regional History Center, which provides a museum experience including guided tours, evening lectures and children's programs.

Special thanks to Sherry Lewis and the Orange County Regional History Center for contributing to this month's Ghosts.

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