Tinker Building - Orlando, FL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member moochie
N 28° 32.478 W 081° 22.769
17R E 462876 N 3157226
Quick Description: Located at 16-18 West Pine Street in Orlando, Florida. The building was constructed in 1925 and was restored in 1979.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 2/3/2008 12:03:44 PM
Waymark Code: WM33CH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 61

Long Description:
Joe Tinker, the original owner of the building, was best known as a professional short stop for the Chicago Cubs. He was also a baseball manager and a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. Tinker moved to Orlando in December of 1920 to manage the Orlando Baseball team. Tinker has this building built to house his real estate business.

The style of the building is 20th Century Commercial. It is a brick structure covered in Terracotta and glazed tile.

Many businesses have called the Tinker Building home, starting with Joe Tinkers Real Estate business, a pool hall and a Singer Sewing Machine Company store(1928), Balfour Hardware Store(1930-1941). It was owned by the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company(1941) and then sold to Carey Hand. It currently houses a law firm.
Street address:
16-18 West Pine St
Orlando, FL USA


County / Borough / Parish: Orange

Year listed: 1980

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Joseph B Tinker, Professional Baseball Player and Manager, Orlando Businessman

Periods of significance: 1925-1949

Historic function: Commerce/Trade

Current function: Commerce/Trade

Privately owned?: yes

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 1: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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