Tuesday, November 22, 2011

One of Florida's most endangered architectural gems

The Central Christian Church, whose square tower that can be seen over the interstate originally had a sanctuary built in 1928 at the southwest corner of Ridgewood St. and Cathcart Ave. This historic building is currently sitting vacant and is now threatened by demolition because of neglect. It is on the Florida Trust for Historic preservation’s 11 most endangered sites list.
                                                                                   
                              

(Image Courtesy of Florida Trust for historic Preservation, 2010 Florida's Eleven Most Endangered Historic Sites)

(Image Courtesy of Florida Trust for historic Preservation, 2010 Florida's Eleven Most Endangered Historic Sites)                                                                                         

Their present building with a view of Lake Ivanhoe was built on 2 1/2 acres in 1951 at a cost of $235,000. (Info courtesy of Orlando Lake Ivanhoe Historical Trail Copyright 2003 by Steve Rajtar)
                                           

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