Up From The Ashes

The Winter Garden that IS today owes much of its success to the Winter Garden that WAS at the early part of the twentieth century. Many of the brick buildings we still enjoy today were constructed after two significant fires in 1909 and 1912 destroyed the fledgling downtown business district. These buildings are solid proof of the "up from the ashes" determination of the city's early pioneers to restore the city, despite calamity.

The Winter Garden Heritage Foundation and the City of Winter Garden invite you to enjoy an exhibit of rare photographs, selected from historical archives and family collections, that depict downtown Winter Garden as it appeared just before and after the fires.

The Winter Garden Heritage Foundation is a non-profit organization that preserves heritage and architecture and provides inspiring cultural experiences in West Orange County. The organization operates two museums, offers a variety of engaging educational programs, maintains a local history research library, and hosts events that bring people to Winter Garden's National Register Historic District.



Winter Garden Heritage Foundation