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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Orlando Historic Preservation Board soliciting photos of Lake Adair area

Posted By on Tue, May 15, 2012 at 7:57 PM

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People have been attempting to combat the “knock down and build anew” mentality since there have been objects to knock down in the first place. It’s not an easy battle to fight in our disposable culture, and the Orlando Historic Preservation Board is enlisting the community’s help to try to recognize some of the cool, old stuff that (fortunately) is still standing. The Lake-Adair-Lake Concord District of Orlando was added to the National Register of Historic Places last year, and the board is asking residents to send in images of that neighborhood for inclusion in its 2013 calendar. Residents can submit up to three black and white photos that exemplify the essence of the historic district, which shouldn’t be hard to do – the lush greenery, brick-paved roads and lakeside views would be enough to make the Peter Parker in anyone bloom. However, the real beauty of the district lies in its architecture. The neighborhood’s blend of houses ranges from classical Victorians to houses that mimic Frank Lloyd Wright-style modernism. For more information on submitting photos, click here. The map below shows the borders of the historic district.

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