Polk County’s first USAmericaBank branch will move into the landmark brick building at Florida and Olive Street built in 1933 for the Purity Ice Manufacturing Co. John Rodda, whose construction company will handle renovations, said the brick exterior will remain largely intact.
Historic preservation enthusiasts who saw plans today to spruce up the 1930s LkldTV building downtown liked the revamp of the part of the building that faces Munn Park — but they loved the curved neon-look lights on the building’s Art Deco overhang: More
A Tampa-based team has been recommended for first dibs on turning 14 vacant acres into a North Lake Mirror community of townhomes, apartments, offices and retail businesses. The team assembled by Framework Group beat out two other contenders that included Lakeland-based developers. More
The spot for combat-wounded veterans will be along Main Street on Munn Park across from Nathan’s Mens Store.
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It might not take an act of Congress, but it will take an act of City Hall to preserve the All American Gym sign painted on a downtown building in 1979.
The All American Gym has moved several blocks away from the building at 118 S. Kentucky Ave. — and that’s part of the problem. More
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Aerial view of downtown Lakeland on a golden evening. "Lakeland was first settled in the 1870s and began to develop as the rail lines passed through the area in 1884 on their way to Tampa. Lakeland was incorporated on 1 January 1885. The town was founded by Abraham Munn (a resident of Louisville, Kentucky), who purchased 80 acres (320,000 m2) of land in what is now downtown Lakeland in 1882 and platted the land for the town in 1884. Lakeland was supposedly named for the many lakes near the town site." #florida #floridaforever #lakeland @cityoflakelandfl @howardwiggs
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The NoBay apartment-and-retail complex in downtown Lakeland, which already has its first residents and store, was dedicated in a ribbon-cutting event this afternoon. Speakers, in order, are Howard Wiggs, Lakeland mayor; Cory Skeates, president of the Lakeland Area Chamber of Commerce; and Matt Clark, president of Broadway Real Estate Services.