Whitney-Wolcott House on Lake Charm

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Title

Whitney-Wolcott House on Lake Charm

Alternative Title

Whitney-Wolcott House

Subject

Oviedo (Fla.)
Housing--Florida

Description

The Whitney-Wolcott House, located at 6297 Lake Charm Circle, near Lake Charm in Oviedo, Florida. After buying property from Dr. Henry Foster in 1886, Calvin Whitney built his Victorian Revival-style, two-story winter home near Lake Charm. Whitney, who was the president of the A.B. Chase Piano Company, partnered with Dr. Foster in 1889-1890 to form the Lake Charm Improvement Company, which built a bulkhead, drained from the lake, and removed muck from the bottom. Whitney and Dr. Foster hired a Philadelphia-based mason to construct a sidewalk around the lake. The home was later owned by O. Gus Wolcott. Another well-known inhabitant of the house was Wyatt Wyatt, author of Catching Fire and Deep in the Heart, in the 1990s.

Source

Photocopy of original black and white photograph: Oviedo Historical Society, Oviedo, Florida.

Date Created

ca. 1886-2015

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of photocopied black and white photograph.

Is Part Of

Oviedo Historical Society, Oviedo, Florida.
Oviedo Historical Society Collection, Oviedo Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

application/pdf

Extent

216 KB

Medium

1 black and white photograph

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Whitney-Wolcott House, Oviedo, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by the Oviedo Historical Society and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

Source Repository

External Reference

Rajtar, Steve. "Oviedo Historical Trail". Steve Rajtar. http://www.geocities.ws/krdvry/hikeplans/oviedo/planoviedo.html.
McCarthy, Kevin. The Book Lover's Guide to Florida. Sarasota, Fla: Pineapple Press, 1992.

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Original Format

1 black and white photograph

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