West-central Orlando is home to the neighborhood of Parramone. African-American residents of Orlando live in this historical neighborhood. Segregated African-American communities developed in the area. In Parramore, Exploria Stadium was built between Glenn Lane and Terry Avenue along West Church Street.
The neighborhood is bounded by W Central Boulevard to the north, I-4 Expressway to the east, W Gore Street to the south and S Orange Blossom Trail to the west. Lake Dot and Callahan lies to the north and Griffin Park Historic District and Holden Heights lies to the south.
Parramore is officially divided into three neighborhoods: Lake Dot (between Colonial Drive and Amelia Street), Callahan (between Amelia Street and Central Boulevard), and Holden/Parramore (between Central Boulevard and Gore Street). They are all bounded on the east by Interstate 4 and on the west by Orange Blossom Trail. Orange Blossom Trail borders Parramore on the west.
As Division Avenue was the historic east boundary of Parramore, Interstate 4 was constructed directly between Parramore and the prosperous, mostly white neighborhoods of central downtown, just east of Division Avenue and west of the railroad tracks. Despite the fact that Parramore’s boundaries (according to the city of Orlando) extend to Interstate 4, the regions between Division and the interstate are not generally residential, hosting such facilities as the Amway Center and the Bob Carr Performing Arts Center. West Division Avenue is home to smaller businesses such as grocery stores, barbershops, and soul food restaurants.
Amway Center is within Parramore’s defined borders. Other points of interests includes Exploria Stadium (W Church Street) and HD Orlando Indoor Sports Center (Clear Lake Way) and Wells’Built Museum of African American History & Culture (W South Street).
Parramore Coordinates: 30.8721° N, 84.9930° W