Old Orange County Courthouse (Florida)

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This article is about the historic Orange County Courthouse. For the modern Orange County Courthouse, see Orange County Courthouse (Florida).
Old Orange County Courthouse
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General information
Architectural style Beaux Arts[1]
Town or city 65 East Central Boulevard
Orlando, Florida
Country United States
Coordinates 28°32′32″N 81°22′40″W / 28.542179°N 81.377889°W / 28.542179; -81.377889Coordinates: 28°32′32″N 81°22′40″W / 28.542179°N 81.377889°W / 28.542179; -81.377889
Completed 1927[2]
Client Orange County, Florida
Design and construction
Architect Murray S. and James R. King[1]

The old Orange County Courthouse, located in Orlando, Florida, United States, serves as the home of the Historical Society of Central Florida and the Orange County Regional History Center.[2] Constructed in 1927, the Courthouse stands in the vicinity of a number of previous judicial buildings. An earlier courthouse was built in 1892 and demolished in 1957. A Courthouse Annex was also constructed in 1960.[1]

Famous trials[edit]

The notorious serial killer Ted Bundy was tried for the murder of Kimberly Leach at the Orange County Courthouse beginning on January 7, 1980. Defense attorneys Julius Africano and Lynn Thompson attempted a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity, but on February 7 the verdict of "Guilty" was issued.[3]

Ted Bundy while being tried for murder engraved his name on the corner of the table at which he was sitting.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Cook, Thomas E. "Orange County Courthouse (1927)". Central Florida Heritage Foundation. Retrieved 2009-05-30. 
  2. ^ a b "Our History". The Orange County Regional History Center. Retrieved 2009-05-30. [dead link]
  3. ^ Bell, Rachael. "The Ted Bundy Story". True TV Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods. Retrieved 2009-12-22. 

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