for almost 50 years it became the center of social activities in this small Central Florida town. Parents of Rollins College Students stayed at the Langford. Retired industrialists from New York and Chicago spent their Winters there. Air conditioning, which was a novelty at the time, made Summers bearable. Townspeople held club meetings and weddings. The Restaurant had an excellent reputation, and Mr. Langford kept the Empire Room occupied with musicians and entertainers for years, at least until Walt Disney World became a tourist destination. And behind the Olympic Swimming Pool, there was a Zoo, and later the Shangri La Spa.