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Auburndale in Polk County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Auburndale City Hall

1927

 
 
Auburndale City Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, December 24, 2014
1. Auburndale City Hall Marker
Inscription. The City of Auburndale was incorporated in 1911 and obtained a $60,000 bond in 1926 to construct a new city hall. Four proposed sites were presented as possible locations for the building until, after some indecisions, the City purchased a lot from Ephraim M. Baynard for $6,000. Designed by architect Rolland C. Buckley of Lakeland, and constructed by Paul H. Smith, an Auburndale building contractor, the new city office opened in 1927. City Hall originally housed all municipal offices including the Fire Department, City Clerk, City Manager, and Mayor on the first floor of the building. The second floor contained a courtroom, Council chambers, and a fireman's dormitory. City Hall has also served as home to the Chamber of Commerce, Public Library and Police Department, The building provides a relatively rare and visually appealing example of the Italian Renaissance style, made popular in New York by the famous architectural firm of McKim, Mead and White.
 
Erected 2011 by City of Auburndale, Auburndale Community Redevelopment Agency, Auburndale Historic Preservation Commission, Centennial Celebration Committee.
 
Location. 28° 3.884′ N, 81° 47.355′ W. Marker is in Auburndale, Florida, in Polk County. Marker is at the
Auburndale City Hall Marker seen at the left in front of city hall image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, December 24, 2014
2. Auburndale City Hall Marker seen at the left in front of city hall
intersection of East Park Street and Bobby Green Plaza, on the right when traveling east on East Park Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Bobby Green Plaza, Auburndale FL 33823, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. "Flatiron" Triangle Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Patterson Retail Building (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Seaboard Air Line Rail Depot (about 600 feet away); Bayard Retail Building (about 600 feet away); Ephraim M. Baynard House (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Ephraim M. Baynard House (approx. 0.2 miles away); City's First Fire Engine (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fort Cummings (approx. 4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Auburndale.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 132 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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