First Baptist Church of Winter Garden

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Title

First Baptist Church of Winter Garden

Alternative Title

First Baptist Church of Winter Garden

Subject

Winter Garden (Fla.)
Churches--Florida
Baptist Church

Description

The First Baptist Church of Winter Garden was originally organized in Ocoee, Florida, in August of 1888 with nine charter members. After eight years, the church voted to relocate to Winter Garden on land donated by James Lafayette Dillard (1858-1943). The first wooden building in Winter Garden was constructed at the southwest corner of Plant Street and Woodland Street. In 1921, members initiated a building campaign and commissioned architect J. J. Baldwin (1888-1955) to design a new building. The cornerstone of the present church was laid in 1922, and the church was completed in 1923 at a cost of $150,000, a substantial amount for a small community. R. W. Wimbish of Savannah, Georgia, supervised the construction of the church, as well as the Edgewater Hotel and the Black Building. Before the church was built on this property, Will Pennington operated a large saw mill here.

Source

Original color digital image, January 11, 2008: Winter Garden Heritage Foundation.

Date Created

2008-01-11

Contributor

Bowers, Katherine

Is Part Of

Winter Garden Heritage Foundation Collection, Winter Garden Collection, Orange County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpeg

Extent

2.66 MB

Medium

1 color digital image

Type

Still Image

Coverage

First Baptist Church of Winter Garden, Winter Garden, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Geography Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by the Winter Garden Heritage Foundation and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Curator

Bowers, Katherine
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

"Church History." First Baptist Church of Winter Garden. http://fbcwg.org/church/church-history/.
"Winter Garden Heritage Foundation." Winter Garden Heritage Foundation. http://www.wghf.org/.
Cappleman, Kay, and Rod Reeves. Sundays in the South: Touring West Orange County. Winter Garden, FL: Winter Garden Heritage Foundation, 2009.
"Welcome." City of Winter Garden. http://www.cwgdn.com/.
Winter Garden Heritage Foundation. All Aboard!: A Journey Through Historic Winter Garden, 1880-1950. Winter Garden, FL: The Foundation, 1997.
Edwards, Wynette. Orlando and Orange County. Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 2001.
Joiner, E. Earl. A History of Florida Baptists. Jacksonville, Fla: Printed by Convention Press, 1972.

Transcript

FOUNDATION ACADEMY
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1 color digital image

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