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The Sorosis Club Building
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member lazyCachers
N 28° 02.275 W 081° 57.004
17R E 406617 N 3101766
Quick Description: Located on Lake Morton in Lakeland, Florida.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 5/14/2008 7:59:44 AM
Waymark Code: WM3T5W
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member StressMaster
Views: 74

Long Description:
The marker says:
"In 1922 the Sorosis Club or sorority, a women's club in Lakeland, was organized. Named after the first incorporated women's club in America, the Sorosis Cloub of New York, the Sorosis Club's mission included service to the community, as well as social and cultural activities. This property was purchased in 1925 as the site for its new clubhouse. Plans for the Italian Renaissance building by W.B. Talley (1871-1956), a Lakeland architect, were approved in 1926, and construction was completed by N.L. Snelson in 1927 at a cost of $42,000. This clubhouse was the first community center in the city. The Italian Renaissance style was most popular in the United States between 1890 and 1935. Typical elements of the style include the symmetrical design to the front of the building, a flat roof with a low wall around it, wrought-iron railings, recessed porches with arches, and small classical columns. Goldenrod, the club flower of The Sorosis Club, is stenciled below the roof. Two large stone lanterns on each side of the front walk represent knowledge and leadership. The detailing of this building is unique in Lakeland, and unusual in the Central Florida region."
Marker Number: F-457

Date: 2001

County: Polk

Marker Type: City

Sponsored or placed by: The City of Lakeland Historic Preservation Board and the Florida Department of State

Website: [Web Link]

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