‘A History of Winter Garden’ Presentation in Heller Hall

This c. 1907 photograph shows Plant Street looking east. The two -story building stood at the SW corner of Plant and Main Streets.

Photographs and artifacts from the Winter Garden Heritage Foundation archive will detail the legacy of this former citrus capital of the United States during an upcoming presentation. “A History of Winter Garden” will take place Thursday, August 25th at 6:30pm in Heller Hall at 21 East Plant Street.

Winter Garden Heritage Foundation Director Jim Crescitelli will present a history of Winter Garden and the surrounding region.

The event is free, but there is limited seating available. To RSVP, call 407-656-3244. This event will also be livestreamed on the Winter Garden Heritage Facebook page.

Here are a few samples of photos that may be shared:

The old city dock on Lake Apopka in Winter Garden, c. 1923. It was located at the west end of Division Street at what is today’s Bradford Park. The Austin Boathouse is shown on the left in the photo. Paul Austin built and rented boats and sold live bait to fishermen on the lake. 

The photograph shows the Atlantic Coast Line depot as it appeared soon after its construction in 1906- itself replaced in 1923 by the brick depot that now serves as the Winter Garden Heritage Museum.

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