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

“Flatiron” Triangle Building

Circa 1912

 
 
"Flatiron" Triangle Building Circa 1912 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, December 24, 2014
1. "Flatiron" Triangle Building Circa 1912 Marker
Inscription. Because this building occupies a corner position on a triangular shaped lot, it has been historically referred to as the "flatiron" building, deriving its nickname from the triangular shaped electric clothing press irons popularized in the 1920's. Constructed around 1912, the building is one of the oldest Masonary Venacular commercial structures in Auburndale's historic business district. It is believed to be the only commercial structure to survive all three fires that destroyed the heart of Auburndale's business sector in 1912, 1913, and 1915. The building was originally constructed as the First State Bank of Auburndale, which opened for business in 1912 but failed in the 1930's under duress of the Great Depression. Auburndale's most well known early local photographer, Alice Kaszer, once operated a photo shop in the building. Other commercial occupants have included a furniture store, post office, restaurant and professional office.
 
Erected 2011 by City of Auburndale, Auburndale Community Redevelopment Agency, Auburndale Historic Preservation Commission, Centennial Celebration Committee.
 
Location. 28° 3.908′ N, 81° 47.329′ W. Marker is in Auburndale, Florida, in Polk County. Marker is at the intersection
"Flatiron" Triangle Building Marker on wall of building image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, December 24, 2014
2. "Flatiron" Triangle Building Marker on wall of building
of East Park Street and Main Street (State Road 559), on the right when traveling east on East Park Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 102 Main Street, 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. Patterson Retail Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Auburndale City Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Bayard Retail Building (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Seaboard Air Line Rail Depot (about 500 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 192 times since then and 25 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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