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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
24Pinewood
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
Seaboard Air Line Depot
Seaboard Air Line Depot
321 South Scenic Highway
Built 1916
In 1916, this small depot was constructed near the intersection of Kissimmee Ave. and Scenic Hwy. to accommodate rail traffic on the east-west Seaboard Air Line (SAL) tracks. In 1975, the railroad gave the 1916 SAL depot to the City of Lake Wales, and it was moved to the city equipment yard on Sessoms Ave. where it was used as a storage building. Faced with demolition, the depot was moved to the Historic Corridor in 1993 where it was restored and now houses the Lake Wales Model Railroad Club and its train exhibits.
~ Historic Lake Wales, by William R. Adams
Southern Heritage Press, © 1992
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