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

Wray Building

 
 
Wray Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, December 22, 2011
1. Wray Building Marker
Inscription.
Wray Building
39 North 6th Street
Has been placed on the
National Register
of Historic Places

by the United States
Department of the Interior
circa 1921

 
Location. 28° 6.476′ N, 81° 37.592′ W. Marker is in Haines City, Florida, in Polk County. Marker is on North 6th Street south of Jones Avenue (Main Street), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. The plaque is mounted on the building's exterior, facing the sidewalk and North 6th Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 39 North 6th Street, Haines City FL 33844, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Haines City Masonic Lodge (a few steps from this marker); 607 Jones Avenue (within shouting distance of this marker); Consolidated Arcade (within shouting distance of this marker); Polk Arcade (within shouting distance of this marker); 19 N. Sixth Street (within shouting distance of this marker); 600 E. Hinson Avenue (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Haines City Railroad Depot (about 500 feet away); 137 N. Sixth Street (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Haines City.
 
Regarding Wray Building. The building is not
Wray Building image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, December 22, 2011
2. Wray Building
The plaque can be seen just to the left of the small tree in the right half of the photo.
listed individually with the National Register of Historic Places, but rather as a Contributing Structure within the Downtown Haines City Commercial District, which was designated as a U.S. Historic District on March 7, 1994 (NRHP reference #94000150).

The building was at one time home to Victor Wray's Pharmacy on the first floor, and a hotel on the second floor. The building was at some point enlarged to include the space formerly occupied by the Mar-Lea Theatre. At the time of this page's submission to the database, the Wray Building appeared vacant but was available for commercial/retail use.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Wray Building (left), looking down North 6th Street image. Click for full size.
By Burgert Brothers, 1926
3. Wray Building (left), looking down North 6th Street
Shown here next to the theatre, which was later razed to expand the Wray Building
Courtesy Florida Photographic Collection, State Library and Archives of Florida [RC07460]
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 11, 2012, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. This page has been viewed 356 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 11, 2012, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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