Florida's History Through Its Places
Avon Park AVON PARK HISTORIC DISTRICT 1912-1935. 20 buildings, 16 of historical interest. Masonry Vernacular, Neo-Classical and Art Deco styles. Main Street Mall is the most significant feature of the district. The mall was laid out between 1920 and 1927. Numerous trees and monuments dot this mall. Public and Private. N.R. 1990.
Sebring EDWARD HAINZ HOUSE 155 W. Center Ave. 1919. Bungalow and Craftsman styles. 2 stories. Japanese influence in design, including peaked truss work and in roof lines. House became an important model for Sebring residential architecture during the 1930s. Design was derived from the "bengali bangla," a house style used as a wayside shelter for British travelers in India during the 18th and 19th centuries. Private. N.R. 1989.
Avon Park OLD PINECREST HOTEL 1609 South Lake Lotela Drive. Mediterranean Revival. The southernmost section of the hotel is the oldest (1926) and was designed to be the clubhouse of the Pinecrest Country Club. Two additional sections were added in 1936 and 1950. Designed by architect William Heim, the Pinecrest is an excellent example of the adaptation of the Mediterranean Revival style to a large hotel complex and is the largest and most elaborate Mediterranean Revival style building in the immediate Avon Park area. Private. NR 2000.
Sebring H. ORVEL SEBRING HOUSE 483 S. Lake View Dr. 1919. Spanish Colonial Revival. M. Leo Elliot, architect. 2 stories. Smooth stucco finishing, red-clay barrel-tile roof, numerous archways. The owner, Sebring, aided in attracting settlers to the community. He was the son of the city's founder. Private. N.R. 1989.
Sebring KENILWORTH LODGE 836 South Lakeview Drive. 1916. Mediterranean Revival. Three stories. The lodge was completed in 1916, less than four years after the founding of the town of Sebring. The hotel was designed in the tradition of the grand resort hotels that appealed to Florida’s wealthy tourist trade in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Though the end of the Great Florida Land Boom and the Great Depression brought a decline of active business at the Kenilworth, the lodge has continued to serve as a resort hotel since its construction. Private. NR 2000.