The Women's Club of Lakeland

The Women's Club of Lakeland (HM1A2X)

Location: Lakeland, FL 33801 Polk County
Country: United States of America

N 28° 2.389', W 81° 57.087'

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59 Lake Morton Drive

The Women's Club of Lakeland was organized in 1912. In 1923 the club purchased this property as the site for its clubhouse. W.B.Talley, a Lakeland architect, designed this colonial revival building in 1927 and in 1928 construction was completed by the Billman-Purdy Construction Company at a cost of $13,000. This clubhouse would serve one of the city's oldest and most active social civic organization for the past fifty years.

The Colonial Revival style was first introduced at the Philadelphia Exposition in 1876 and was brought to Florida in the late 1880's. It signified a rebirth of interest in the early English and Dutch houses of the Atlantic Seaboard and drew upon Georgian and Adam architecture for references. Typical Colonial Revival characteristics that can be seen here include an accentuated front door with a decorative pediment and sidelights, a hipped roof, and double hung sash windows in adjacent pairs. The Woman's Club building is a contributing structure to the East Lake Morton Residential District, which was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1993.
HM NumberHM1A2X
Marker NumberF-414
Year Placed1999
Placed ByThe City of Lakeland Historic Preservation Board and the Florida Department of State
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 12:26am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 406483 N 3101978
Decimal Degrees28.03981667, -81.95145000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 28° 2.389', W 81° 57.087'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds28° 2' 23.34" N, 81° 57' 5.22" W
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Area Code(s)863
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 54-56 Lake Morton Dr, Lakeland FL 33801, US
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