Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Local Architect Richard Boone Rogers

The Davis Park Motel opened on  the northwest corner of Colonial Dr. and Highland Ave on March 20, 1955. It was designed by prominent local architect Richard Boone Rogers and contained 35 rooms. Its first managers were Mr. and Mrs. William E. Davis and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Stroud (Info courtesy of Orlando Lake Ivanhoe Historical Trail Copyright 2003 by Steve Rajtar.)

The Davis Park as seen today        
                                                                         
Also designed by Rogers, This large Mediterranean Revival style home built in 1940. It overlooks the northwest lobe of Lake Ivanhoe, known as "Little Ivanhoe" (Info courtesy of Orlando Lake Ivanhoe Historical Trail Copyright 2003 by Steve Rajtar.)
  


In 1947 Wellborn Phillips moved the Idus Phillips house back from the lake and in its place built this apartment house. The Wellborn is one of Orlando’s finest surviving examples of Art Deco architecture. Also designed by Rogers, this building features sixteen units with nearly every living room overlooking the lake. It is in the New York and Miami architectural modes common during the 1930s and1940s. It now survives today as part of The Courtyard at Lake Lucerne Bed & Breakfast.   
(Much of this info is courtesy “A Guide to Historic Orlando, Steve Rajtar”.)


He was also designer of the 1966 O.U.C. building on Lake Lucerne


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