Historical Reports

Florida's History Through Its Places

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Orange County

515 - Apopka
Apopka CARROLL BUILDING 407-409 S. Park Ave. 1932. Masonry Vernacular. 2 stories. First used as a medical office. Now a local history museum. Public. N.R. 1993.

516 - Apopka
Apopka MITCHELL-TIBBETTS HOUSE 21 E. Orange St. 1887. Frame Vernacular. 2 stories. The home of several of Apopka's early developers. Private. N.R. 1991.

518 - Apopka
Apopka WAITE-DAVIS HOUSE 5 S. Central Ave. 1886. Frame Vernacular. 1 and a half stories. 1-story veranda, with a gazebo at the SW corner. Original owner came from New Hampshire in 1876 to start an orange grove. Later entered real estate. The community around

519 - Maitland
Maitland MAITLAND ART CENTER 231 W. Packwood Ave. 1937. Aztec-Mayan motifs. Andres Smith, architect. 6 principal buildings and several utility buildings, courtyard, and ornamental pool. Buildings and walls are ornamented with bas reliefs cast in concrete. Richly decorated garden. Winter home of Andres Smith, architect, etcher, painter, author, and outspoken advocate of modern art. Formerly an artists' village. Public. N.R. 1982.

521 - Ocoee
Ocoee WITHERS-MAGUIRE HOUSE 16 E. Oakland Ave. c. 1884. Frame Vernacular with Stick-style elements. 2 stories, gabled roof, 1st-story veranda on west, south, and east facades. 2nd-story veranda on south facade. Original owner, William T. Withers (1825-1889),

525 - Orlando
Orlando LAKE EOLA HEIGHTS HISTORIC DISTRICT 1890-1940. 662 buildings, 487 of historical interest. The buildings in the district provide an important link with Orlando's history. Excellent selection of popular architectural styles. Public and Private. N.R. 1992.

528 - Orlando
Orlando ROGERS BUILDING (English Club) 37-39 S. Magnolia Ave. 1886+. Eclectic. 2 stories, exterior fabric is pressed zinc cladding, main facade has heavily embossed friezes. One of the most distinctive late 19th-century buildings in Central Florida and one of the best-preserved examples of sheet-metal construction in the state. Second floor served for a time as a club for English immigrants. Private. N.R. 1985.

530 - Vicinity of Sorrento
Vicinity of Sorrento TWIN MOUNDS ARCHAEOLOGICAL DISTRICT W bank of the Wekiva River, 7 miles S of its confluence with the St. Johns River. 2000 B.C.-A.D. 1565. Orange, Transitional, St. Johns I and II. 2 snail and mussel shell middens. The dense deposit of shell and aboriginal food remains in the midden is a record of 3000 years of cultural adaptation to the central Florida wetlands. Public. N.R. 1992.

533 - Winter Park
Winter Park COMSTOCK-HARRIS HOUSE (East Bank) 724 Bonita Dr. 1878-1883. Queen Anne. 2 and a half stories, frame, cypress-shingle siding, porte cochere. All principal interior spaces have panelled wainscoting. Excellent example of Queen Anne style. Built for William

514 - Apopka
Apopka APOPKA SEABOARD AIR LINE RAILWAY DEPOT 36 E. Station St. 1918. Frame Vernacular. 1 story. The only remaining transportation element of Apopka's early period. Presently in use as a warehouse. Private. N.R. 1993.

517 - Apopka
Apopka RYAN AND COMPANY LUMBERYARD 215 E. 5th St. 1924. Industrial Vernacular. 2 1-story buildings and 2 1-story structures. Associated with one of Apopka's oldest businesses and with the local lumber industry. Private. N.R. 1993.

520 - Maitland
Maitland WILLIAM H. WATERHOUSE HOUSE 820 S. Lake Lily Dr. 1884. Frame Vernacular. William H. Waterhouse, architect. 2 and a half stories. Built by William H. Waterhouse, a pioneer developer in Maitland. Waterhouse, a New Yorker, took a traditional Northeast architectural style and adapted it for the Florida environment. Private. N.R. 1983.

527 - Orlando
Orlando DR. P. PHILLIPS HOUSE. 135 Lucerne Circle, NE. 1893. Shingle style. L.M. Boykin, architect. 2 and a half stories, frame, 3-story tower and monumental Ionic portico. Owned by Dr. P. Phillips, one of Florida's most successful early citrus growers. It is the only Shingle-style residence in the city. Phillips added the Ionic portico. Public. N.R. 1979.

523 - Orlando
Orlando FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST SCIENTIST (St. George Orthodox Church) 24 N. Rosalind Ave. 1926-1927. Classical Revival. George Foote Durham, architect. 2 and a half stories, masonry, the main facade has a Doric portico, copper dome. The Christian Scientist congregation abandoned the church in 1975 and it was acquired by the Greek Orthodox congregation. Private. N.R. 1980.

522 - Orlando
Orlando J.J. BRIDGES HOUSE 704 S. Kuhl Ave. 1916. Colonial Revival. Wilson C. Ely, architect. 2 stories, frame, gabled roof, main entrance has portico, on west facade is portico with balcony. The first of the highly academic, Colonial-Revival-style homes built in the area. Built for the Rev. J.J. Bridges, a retired New York clergyman. Private. N.R. 1984.

524 - Orlando
Orlando JOHN N. HUTTIG ESTATE 435 Peachtree Rd. 1934. Tudor Revival. James Gamble Rogers, architect. 1 and a half stories. Large house on 2-acre lot. Formal entrance gate. The architect had a national reputation. Private. N.R. 1993.

526 - Orlando
Orlando OLD ORLANDO RAILROAD DEPOT Depot Pl. and W. Church St. 1889. Eclectic Victorian. 2 and a half stories, brick, hipped roof section, 3-story corner tower with 3-story open porch. Built for Henry B. Plant, 19th-century railroad and hotel magnate, during the large-scale development of the area. Private. N.R. 1976.

529 - Orlando
Orlando TINKER BUILDING 16-18 W. Pine St. 1925+. Masonry Vernacular. 2 stories, brick, detail on front facade of brick, terra-cotta, and tile. Associated with Joe (Joseph B.) Tinker, one of baseball's legendary personalities, member of the Baseball Hall of Fame and a major Orlando developer. Private. N.R. 1980.

531 - Windermere
Windermere WINDERMERE TOWN HALL 520 Main St. 1922. Colonial Revival. 1 and a half stories. First used as a woman's club. Moved to its present site in 1938 for use as a community center. Public. N.R. 1994.

532 - Winter Park
Winter Park EDWARD HILL BREWER HOUSE (The Palms) 240 Trismen Tr. 1899+. Colonial Revival. 2 and a half stories, enlarged in 1923 to include porticos with fluted Ionic columns, an altered veranda, balustraded 2nd-story decks. Edward Hill Brewer was a prominent Cortland, New York, manufacturer who used the house as a winter residence. Private. N.R. 1982.

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