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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
Scott-Leeks Houses
Scott-Leeks Houses
19 W. Dr. J.A. Wiltshire Boulevard
Built c. 1920

The long and narrow rectangular shape of these small, one-story residences led to their stylistic description as Shotgun houses. The building style originated in Africa, immigrated to the West Indies, then entered the United States by way of New Orleans.

Two classically proportioned Shotguns are found at 19 and 21 West North Avenue where they provided ancillary boarding space as outbuildings for a neighboring building at 17 West North Avenue. Residents of the rooming houses were often employed in the building trades during the Boom years of the 1920s.

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