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Lakeland, Florida (Postcard History Series)
     

Lakeland, Florida (Postcard History Series)

by Mary M. Flekke
 

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Lakeland celebrates the history of one of central Florida’s most scenic cities. The small town that encompasses dozens of lakes was perfectly named in 1883, and grew to include an eclectic mix of downtown buildings, elegant hotels, roadways, handsome parks, and picturesque neighborhoods. By mid-century, Lakeland had grown to support small industries,

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Lakeland celebrates the history of one of central Florida’s most scenic cities. The small town that encompasses dozens of lakes was perfectly named in 1883, and grew to include an eclectic mix of downtown buildings, elegant hotels, roadways, handsome parks, and picturesque neighborhoods. By mid-century, Lakeland had grown to support small industries, churches, several schools, an airport, and two small colleges, one of which features the largest single-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture.

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The history of Lakeland, Florida, like that of many other resort communities, features successive waves of boom, bust, and boom again. This Images of America series book captures the fluctuating fortunes of this picturesque South Florida city with scores of vintage postcards and other archival photographs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738541839
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
10/28/2005
Series:
Postcard History Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.68(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.14(d)

Meet the Author


Authors Mary M. Flekke and Randall M. MacDonald are senior librarians at Florida Southern College, with a combined 42 years there. Hundreds of Lakeland-area postcards were published during the early 20th century, advertising the young city’s charm. Bountiful fishing, posh golf and country clubs, active rail and air service, and changes in architecture, transportation, and fashion are all featured in these vintage postcards from library collections and the authors’ personal collections.

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