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

The Women's Club of Lakeland

59 Lake Morton Drive

 
 
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By Tim Fillmon, June 19, 2013
1. The Women's Club of Lakeland Marker
Inscription. The Womenís Club of Lakeland was organized in 1912. In 1923 the club purchased this property as the site for its clubhouse. W.B.Talley, a Lakeland architect, designed this colonial revival building in 1927 and in 1928 construction was completed by the Billman-Purdy Construction Company at a cost of $13,000. This clubhouse would serve one of the cityís oldest and most active social civic organization for the past fifty years.

The Colonial Revival style was first introduced at the Philadelphia Exposition in 1876 and was brought to Florida in the late 1880ís. It signified a rebirth of interest in the early English and Dutch houses of the Atlantic Seaboard and drew upon Georgian and Adam architecture for references. Typical Colonial Revival characteristics that can be seen here include an accentuated front door with a decorative pediment and sidelights, a hipped roof, and double hung sash windows in adjacent pairs. The Womanís Club building is a contributing structure to the East Lake Morton Residential District, which was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1993.
 
Erected 1999 by The City of Lakeland Historic Preservation Board and the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-414.)
 
Location. 28° 2.389′ 
59 Lake Morton Drive image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, June 19, 2013
2. 59 Lake Morton Drive
N, 81° 57.087′ W. Marker is in Lakeland, Florida, in Polk County. Marker is on Lake Morton Drive north of East Walnut Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 59 Lake Morton Drive, Lakeland FL 33801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Sorosis Club Building (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Second Mass. Infantry Camp (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Oates Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); Munn Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Polk County Confederate Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); Polk Theatre and Office Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); Munn Park Historic District (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Frank Lloyd Wright Campus of Florida Southern College (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lakeland.
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsWomen
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 14, 2013, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 328 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 14, 2013, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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