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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
Bullard-Rumfelt House
Bullard-Rumfelt House
644 South Lake Shore Boulevard
Built 1915
National Register Building

This imposing example of a Colonial Revival style residence, constructed for the B.K. Bullard family, expresses Bullard's optimism about the town he'd helped to establish. One of the town's oldest residences, it is also one of its most grandiose.

Situated on a large landscaped lot overlooking Lake Wailes, the Bullard House features a low-pitched hip roof and a symmetrical facade. The main entrance is centered on the facade and has a decorative transom and sidelight surrounds. A veranda with an attached porte cochere wraps around the front elevation and both sides of the building. The house originally displayed a buff brick exterior. The photograph above shows the house as it originally appeared.

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