Construction of the First Baptist Church of Winter Garden

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Title

Construction of the First Baptist Church of Winter Garden

Alternative Title

First Baptist Church of Winter Garden

Subject

Winter Garden (Fla.)
Churches--Florida
Baptists--Florida
Construction

Description

The construction of the First Baptist Church of Winter Garden, Florida, around 1922. The congregation was originally organized in Ocoee, Florida, in August of 1888 with nine charter members. After eight years, the church voted to relocate to 125 East Plant Street in Winter Garden, on land donated by James Lafayette Dillard (1858-1943). Before construction, which occurred in the early 1920s, the site was occupied by a small sawmill operated by Will Pennington. 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 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. The construction of the church was supervised by R. W. Wimbish, who also oversaw the construction of the Edgewater Hotel and the Black Building (now known as the Cappleman Building).

Source

Original black and white photograph: Up From the Ashes Exhibit, Winter Garden Heritage Foundation, Winter Garden, Florida.

Date Created

ca. 1922

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original black and white photograph.

Is Part Of

Up From the Ashes Exhibit, Winter Garden Heritage Foundation, Winter Garden, Florida.
Up From the Ashes CollectionWinter Garden Heritage Foundation Collection, Winter Garden Collection, RICHES of Central Florida., Winter Garden Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

425 KB

Medium

1 black and white photograph

Type

Still Image

Coverage

First Baptist Church, Winter Garden, Florida

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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.

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/.
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.

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