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 State Bank
Lake Wales State Bank
250 East Park Avenue
Built 1915
National Register Building

The Lake Wales State Bank opened for business in December 1915 and proved to be a sound banking institution for the developing community. The bank remained solvent through the crash of Florida's economy in 1926 and the Great Depression of the 1930s, one of a small number of Florida banks to do so. The bank remained in this building until 1953 when its offices moved to the corner of Stuart Avenue and Market Street.

The building is distinguished by an entrance portico featuring Tuscan columns. A corbelled brick cornice and brick dentils decorate the roof line along the bank's facade.

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