Rogers Building
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
N 28° 32.486 W 081° 22.654
17R E 463063 N 3157240
Quick Description: The Rogers Building, also known as the English Club, is located in Orlando, Florida, and was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1983.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 7/27/2008 10:30:05 AM
Waymark Code: WM49Z1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member deano1943
Views: 36

Long Description:
The following information about the Rogers Building is available on the internet (visit link):

Rogers Building
37-39 South Magnolia Avenue

Constructed: 1886

Original Owner: Gordon Rogers (born in England, moved to Florida in 1883 and to Orlando in 1886)

Architect: William H Mullins

Style: Queen Anne - pine & cypress covered with stucco, and later, zinc panels

Modifications: pre-1906 pressed zinc panels made to look like carved stone were put over the stucco. In July 1926, Arthur M. Higgins purchased the building for $80,000. The building was reinforced with steel beams and remodeled. The building next door was also covered with zinc panels and was made a part of the Rogers Building.

Notes: National Register of Historic Places, Orlando Historic Landmark

Current Owner: The Gallery at Avalon Island LTD. The main building and the carriage house continue to be treated as separate entities by the Orange County Property Appraiser.

Businesses: The Cosmopolitan Club, the English Club (both English men’s clubs), a grocery, The South Florida Sentinel newspaper (one of the papers that eventually merged into the Orlando Sentinel), a beauty shop, Arthur Murray’s Dance Studio and several Restaurants. It currently is the home of Guinevere’s a coffeehouse, the Gallery at Avalon Island, an art gallery, and Mad Cow Theatre. Interestingly enough all names that remind one of England.

Street address:
37-39 South Magnolia Avenue
Orlando, FL USA

County / Borough / Parish: Orange County

Year listed: 1983

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

Periods of significance: 1875-1899, 1900-1924

Historic function: Commerce/Trade, Domestic, Industry/Processing/Extraction, Social

Current function: Commerce/Trade

Privately owned?: yes

Season start / Season finish: From: 1/1/2008 To: 12/31/2008

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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