Auburndale City Hall

Auburndale City Hall (HM1R58)

Location: Auburndale, FL 33823 Polk County
Country: United States of America

N 28° 3.884', W 81° 47.355'

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1927

The City of Auburndale was incorporated in 1911 and obtained a $60,000 bond in 1926 to construct a new city hall. Four proposed sites were presented as possible locations for the building until, after some indecisions, the City purchased a lot from Ephraim M. Baynard for $6,000. Designed by architect Rolland C. Buckley of Lakeland, and constructed by Paul H. Smith, an Auburndale building contractor, the new city office opened in 1927. City Hall originally housed all municipal offices including the Fire Department, City Clerk, City Manager, and Mayor on the first floor of the building. The second floor contained a courtroom, Council chambers, and a fireman's dormitory. City Hall has also served as home to the Chamber of Commerce, Public Library and Police Department, The building provides a relatively rare and visually appealing example of the Italian Renaissance style, made popular in New York by the famous architectural firm of McKim, Mead and White.
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HM NumberHM1R58
Year Placed2011
Placed ByCity of Auburndale, Auburndale Community Redevelopment Agency, Auburndale Historic Preservation Commission, Centennial Celebration Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, March 21st, 2016 at 9:02am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 422443 N 3104624
Decimal Degrees28.06473333, -81.78925000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 28° 3.884', W 81° 47.355'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds28° 3' 53.04" N, 81° 47' 21.3" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)863
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 108 E Park St, Auburndale FL 33823, US
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