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

Bayard Retail Building

Circa 1926

 
 
Bayard Retail Building Circa 1926 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, December 24, 2014
1. Bayard Retail Building Circa 1926 Marker
Inscription. Ephraim M. Baynard built several commercial buildings and at least two residences in the City of Auburndale. Following a great fire in 1915 that destroyed the business district of Auburndale, Baynard eventually rebuilt his commercial building located on East Park Street in 1926. An addition to the original building was constructed in 1932. The name "Baynard" appears on the cornice of the building in reference to its original owner. Over many years, ornamental details have been added to the building on an attempt to impart a Mediterranean Revival style. The building has been home to professional offices, restaurants, local retail and service businesses. The Park Movie Theater was the first commercially operated motion picture establishment in Auburndale making its home in the Baynard Retail Building.
 
Erected 2011 by City of Auburndale, Auburndale Community Redevelopment Agency, Auburndale Historic Preservation Commission, Centennial Celebration Committee.
 
Location. 28° 3.961′ N, 81° 47.274′ W. Marker is in Auburndale, Florida, in Polk County. Marker is on North Bartow Avenue south of West Polk Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 304 E Park St, Auburndale FL 33823, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Bayard Retail Building Circa 1926 Marker seen mounted on front of building image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, December 24, 2014
2. Bayard Retail Building Circa 1926 Marker seen mounted on front of building
At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Patterson Retail Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); "Flatiron" Triangle Building (about 400 feet away); Seaboard Air Line Rail Depot (about 500 feet away); Auburndale City Hall (about 600 feet away); Ephraim M. Baynard House (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Ephraim M. Baynard House (about 800 feet away); City's First Fire Engine (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fort Cummings (approx. 3.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Auburndale.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 20, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 170 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 20, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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