Empire Hotel Building - Ember

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Built by James Magruder in 1913, the Empire Hotel was Orlando’s first and only hotel that offered air-conditioning to its guests. No longer a hotel, the building is occupied on the ground floor by the bar area of an establishment called “Ember.” The bar area is supposedly a hot-spot for paranormal activity.

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Geographic Information

30 W. Central
Orlando, FL
United States

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28.5420828, -81.3798008
Orange County, Florida
Nearest Towns:
Orlando, FL (0.3 mi.)
Holden Heights, FL (3.2 mi.)
Fairview Shores, FL (3.5 mi.)
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Pine Hills, FL (4.6 mi.)
Winter Park, FL (4.7 mi.)
Azalea Park, FL (4.8 mi.)
Orlovista, FL (4.9 mi.)
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  1. Worked in this building when it was a computer reseller back in the mid to late 80’s for 3 years. Never had any experiences.

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