Lake Mirror Promenade - Lakeland, FL
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member floridakayakgirl
N 28° 02.649 W 081° 57.205
17R E 406294 N 3102459
Quick Description: Lake Mirror Promenade (added 1983 - - #83001437) Also known as First Civic Center, Between Lemon St. and Lake Mirror Dr. , Lakeland, FL
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 3/16/2013 4:23:42 PM
Waymark Code: WMGKJ0
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 6

Long Description:
As you descend Lemon Street, you'll see Florida's most significant example of the City Beautiful Movement. It was designed by the noted landscape architect, Charles Wellford Leavitt. There is no doubt that the 1893 Chicago Colombian Exposition's Court of Honor was the model for the Promenade. Land and water are formalized using an ornate balustrade and seawall with classical ornamentation. The Promenade was part of the Civic Center which included a gazebo-like band stand, shuffleboard courts, and lawn bowling. The Promenade was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983, noting both architectural and engineering significance. Its restoration has been the chief project of Historic Lakeland, Inc., with the Promenade itself completed in 1987.
Source: "A Walking Tour of Downtown Lakeland" N.A. published in May 2007 by The City of Lakeland, Community Development Department
Street address:
Orange St. and Lake Mirror Dr.
Lakeland, FL USA

County / Borough / Parish: Polk

Year listed: 1983

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1925-1949

Historic function: Landscape, Transportation

Current function: Landscape, Transportation

Privately owned?: no

Season start / Season finish: From: 1/1/2013 To: 12/31/2013

Hours of operation: From: 8:00 AM To: 8:00 PM

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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