City of Lake Wales Florida
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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
Lake Wales Pharmacy
Lake Wales Pharmacy
245 East Park Avenue
Built 1920
National Register Building

Constructed for Thomas J. Parker, one of the town's earliest entrepreneurs, the Lake Wales Pharmacy was also known as Murray's Pharmacy.

A curved parapet accentuates the roofline of this two-part Masonry Vernacular building, an example of the most common type of masonry building found in the business districts of America's small towns during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Generally limited to between two and four stories, two-part commercial blocks contained two distinct zones which separated the interior space. The lower zone, reserved for retail space, often displayed large plate glass windows for exhibiting merchandise. The upper floors were used for offices or apartments.

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