Mann and Mills Dry Goods Store and Lafayette Apartments
Mann and Mills Dry Goods
Winter Garden (Fla.)
The Mann and Mills Dry Goods store at 31 South Main Street in Winter Garden, Florida. The building was constructed by James Lafayette Dillard (1858-1943) in 1922. Thomas Franklin Mann and Willie Mills migrated to Winter Garden in 1912, where they opened their original store in the Dillard and Boyd Building. They later relocated to the location in the photograph. The second floor featured the Lafayette Apartments was named in honor of Dillard. The building went through various owners over the years and during World War II, a man named Collie Biggers opened the Gem Theatre there to compensate for the popularity of the Garden Theatre. An array of businesses use the building now.
Is Format Of
Digital reproduction of original black and white photograph.
Is Part Of
Up From the Ashes Collection, Winter Garden Heritage Foundation Collection, Winter Garden Collection, RICHES of Central Florida., Winter Garden Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
1 black and white photograph
Lafayette Apartments, Winter Garden, Florida
Mann and Mills Dry Goods, Winter Garden, Florida
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