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City of Lake Wales, Florida Depot Museum
0Terms & Definitions
1CSX Historic Corridor
2Atlantic Coast Line Depot
3Crystal Lodge
4Seaboard Air Line Depot
5Stuart-Dunn-Oliver House
6Old City Hall
7Dixie Walesbilt Hotel
8U.S. Post Office
9Lake Wales Town Clock
10Rhodesbilt Arcade
11J.T. Rhodes Building
12Western Union Building
13Lake Wales Pharmacy
14Caldwell-Temple Building
15Gibson Building
16Lake Wales State Bank
17Scenic Theater
18Bullard Building
19Crystal Lake Park
20Alexander Studio - Johnson Funeral Home
21Scott-Leeks Houses
22Stuart Park
23Bok Tower
25Chalet Suzanne
26Kirkland Gymnasium
27Tillman-Dowling House
28Johnson-Matteson House
29Jones-Sprott-Busbee House
30First Baptist Church
31Bullard-Rumfelt House
32Holy Spirit Catholic Church - Lake Wales Arts Center

note: this is a slightly abbreviated version of the Historic Architectural Tour. For the full tour, please visit the Depot Museum and pick up a detailed brochure


Historic Architectural Tour
Atlantic Coast Line Depot
Atlantic Coast Line Depot
325 South Scenic Highway
Built 1928
National Register Building
The Atlantic Coast Line (ACL) Railroad Depot, now the Lake Wales Depot Museum, is a one-story masonry building with elements of the Mediterranean Revival style that characterized architectural design in Florida during the 1920s. The building was constructed of hollow tile, its exterior walls covered with smooth stucco, and its hip roof capped with the barrel tile common to buildings of its style.

The Depot Museum is the principal building in Lake Wales associated with the railroad that remains from the historic period. Its completion in 1928 marked the end of 1920s "Boom Time" development in Lake Wales.

~ Historic Lake Wales, by William R. Adams
Southern Heritage Press, © 1992