Edgewater Hotel

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Title

Edgewater Hotel

Alternative Title

Edgewater Hotel

Subject

Winter Garden (Fla.)
Hotels--Florida

Description

The Edgewater Hotel, located at 99 West Plant Street in Winter Garden, Florida. The hotel is a part of the Winter Garden’s National Historic Register Business District, was completed in 1926 and opened in 1927 with 53 guestrooms available. At opening, rooms were rented for $2 or $2.50 a night and the hotel included all the modern conveniences of those times: an elevator, telephones in each room with a switchboard operator downstairs, steam heat controls in each room, adjoining bathrooms, up-to-date plumbing and fire sprinklers throughout the facility. During the 1940s, players from several professional baseball clubs stayed here while training at Walker Fields.

The Edgewater Hotel closed in 1968 and remained dormant for approximately 25 years. When city officials began discussing demolition of the building in order to construct a parking lot, concerned citizens formed the Winter Garden Heritage Foundation (WGHF), a non-profit organization, to purchase and restore the building. Intervention by the WGHF became unnecessary when Max Blanchard and Mike Lanza bought the building for restoration in 1995. Eight years later, the hotel reopened as a bed-and-breakfast with shops and restaurants such as Scoops and The Chef's Table.

Source

Original color digital image: Winter Garden Heritage Foundation, Winter Garden, Florida.

Date Created

ca. 2008-2014

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original color digital image.

Is Part Of

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

Format

image/jpg

Extent

281 KB

Medium

1 color digital image

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Edgewater Hotel, Winter Garden, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Economics 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

"Our History." The Historic Edgewater Hotel. http://www.historicedgewater.com/history.htm.
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.

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EDGEWATER HOTEL

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