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City of Lake Wales, Florida Depot Museum
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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
Bok Tower
Bok Tower
Iron Mountain
Built 1929
National Historic Landmark

Resting on the crest of Iron Mountain, the highest point in peninsular Florida (298 feet above sea level), this carillon tower forms the centerpiece of a lush 157-acre sanctuary for birds, animals, plants and people that was originally designed by landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. The peals of Bok Tower's fifty-seven bells are heard throughout the surrounding landscape. Created by legendary publishing genius Edward Bok, editor and publisher of the Ladies Home Journal from 1889 to 1919, the tower and gardens became one of central Florida's earliest tourist attractions. President Calvin Coolidge participated in the formal dedication ceremony on February 1, 1929.

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