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A post war Winter Park Florida scene

This postcard photo shows us a quite scene on Park Ave. in Winter Park, Florida that appears be from the late 1940s. We would like our readers to date this scene based on the newest car that you can see here and tell us if you see anything rare.

Winter Park was one of the first a centrally planned resort communities laid out in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Check out the Winter Park Public library where you can find three interesting postcard collections online. Photo courtesy of  Bob Zimmerman.

5 responses to “A post war Winter Park Florida scene

  1. It looks as though there is a Kaiser (1949) in foreground left while just behind it is a Packard Patrician convertible of the same date just behind it. On the right hand side foreground is a 1946 Buick Roadmaster convertible.

  2. David, this is irony. After visiting friends, we drove right down Park Ave in Winter Park just this morning. It’s absolutely beautiful with parks, shade, and had a surprising amount of sidewalk life considering the weather this time of year. A must for any visitor there is the Charles Hosner Morse Museum of Art featuring the largest collection of Louis Comfort Tiffany glass in the world. If the name “Morse” is familiar, think of “Fairbanks Morse.” The easiest way to get there is to take Fairbanks Ave from the interstate. Winter Park also holds an impressive Concours d’Elegance, their 11th, again on November 6, 2012 and is well worth attending.

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