12 West Plant Street, Winter Garden

Dublin Core

Title

12 West Plant Street, Winter Garden

Alternative Title

12 West Plant Street

Subject

Winter Garden (Fla.)
Bakeries--United States
Real estate--United States
Theaters--Florida
Barbershops--United States
Department stores--Florida
Pharmacies
Meat industry and trade--United States
Bars (Drinking establishments)--Florida

Description

The structure at 12 West Plant Street in Winter Garden, Florida, was the first brick commercial building built in 1912, after a 1909 fire destroyed all the downtown wood buildings. It was built by James Lafayette Dillard (1858-1943) and Benjamin T. Boyd, both of whom served on Winter Garden's first City Commission.

Originally, it housed a bakery operated by Albert E. Jones and a real estate company operated by Dillard. Lewis L. Kenneday opened the first Winter Garden theater in the second floor of the building about 1913. It operated until 1917, when it was replaced by the Lyric Theatre. In the 1920s, A. D. Mims, later a county commissioner, operated a barbershop along the Main Street storefront. A barber by the name of Allen Bland occupied the space later. Eighteen boarding rooms were available on the second floor after the theater closed. Various businesses, such as the Leader Department Store, the Winter Garden Pharmacy, Tibbals-Rexall Drugs, J. S. Reddick's meat market and a beer parlor, occupied the building at other times. At the time that this photograph was taken in 2014, the building was being occupied by Savoree.

Creator

Bowers, Katherine

Source

Original color digital image by Katherine Bowers, July 2014: Winter Garden Heritage Foundation, Winter Garden, Florida.

Date Created

2014-07

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original color digital image, July 2014.

Is Part Of

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

Format

image/jpg

Extent

234 KB

Medium

1 color digital image

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Lyric Theatre, Winter Garden, Florida
Lyric Theatre, Winter Garden, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Economics Teacher
Geography Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Katherine Bowers.

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

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.
"Savoree." Savoree. http://www.savoree.net/.

Transcript

Savoree
HAND CRAFTED SALADS & SANDWICHES

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