Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Orlando Utilities Commission Building

This large commercial building was constructed in 1921-23 for the privately-owned Orlando Light and Water Company. It was bought in 1923 by the City of Orlando at a time that it supplied electricity to the area extending north to Longwood. It exhibits an Italian Palazzo Revival style, often adapted for commercial buildings in Florida in the 1920s. In the 1990s, it was transformed into a center for performing arts, but kept its architectural integrity, including its classically-derived window and door treatments. (Info Courtesy of Orlando Lake Ivanhoe Historical Trail

Copyright 2003 by Steve Rajtar)

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