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The Rest is History: Dr. Phillips Citrus Grove


Above: Dr. Phillips Citrus Grove, circa 1940 The Dr. Phillips name can be seen throughout Central Florida – from a performing arts center to a hospital. However, when Dr. Philip Phillips first arrived in 1874, his focus was on the…

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The Rest is History: Orlando Museum of Art


From a Gathering to a Museum The Orlando Museum of Art (OMA), celebrating its 90th anniversary this year, began as a small art center with a group of artists who met informally in the early 1920s, displaying and critiquing their…

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Cape Canaveral Hospital (CCH)


  According to many locals, the impetus to build a beachside hospital came when a Cocoa Beach doctor, accompanying a mother in labor on the way to a hospital in Cocoa, had to wait for one of the draw bridges…

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Still Entertaining Brevardians After 89 Years


The City of Cocoa was founded by fishermen in the 1860’s.  It was originally called “Indian River City” in 1882, but that name was too long according to U.S. Postal authorities.  Where the name “Cocoa” actually came from no one…

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Gleason’s Eau Gallie


    William H. Gleason first came to Florida as an agent of the War Department in 1865. A shrewd businessman and politician, in exchange for digging drainage canals east of Lake Okeechobee, commissioned by the Florida Internal Improvement Board,…