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Patterson Retail Building Circa 1916
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62
N 28° 03.928 W 081° 47.307
17R E 422523 N 3104705
Quick Description: Located in the building in downtown Auburndale.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 12/28/2014 8:08:01 PM
Waymark Code: WMN5AB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
Views: 1

Long Description:
Nearly all of the early commercial buildings in Auburndale were constructed from wood. As a result, three fires destroyed the heart of Auburndale's business sector in 1912, 1913, and 1915. The fire of 1913 was magnified by a great explosion that occurred when flames engulfed a large cache of dynamite. In response to the disaster, Mayor E. S. Anderson appointed a committee to draft a fire zone ordinance requiring fire resistant structures within the downtown commercial district. Because of this requirement, John Patterson, an active member of Auburndale's early business community, constructed the Patterson Retail Building in 1916 using masonry building techniques. The Masonary Vernacular building is an example of the style that became more common for commercial buildings of the 1920's. The Patterson Retail Building has been home to at least two drug stores and a professional office.
Marker Number: None

Date: 2011

County: Polk

Marker Type: Roadside

Sponsored or placed by: City of Auburndale, Auburndale Community Redevelopment Agency, Auburndale Historic Preservation Commission, Centennial Celebration Committee

Website: Not listed

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