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MUNN PARK HISTORIC DISTRICT, RG2400, 1980-1988

Scope and Content Note


Munn Park @1920's

In 1980, a seven member Historic Preservation Board was appointed by the City Commission by authorization of Ordinance No. 2175. Its function included developing a historic preservation program for the City, recommending boundaries of the district to be created, and designating historic landmarks to be preserved. The first district created was in the center of town surrounding Munn Park. Munn Park was named after the founder of Lakeland Abraham Munn. The historic district covers the main business area of Lakeland and includes many original buildings dating from 1903.

S. F. Fulghum made a photographic walk through the Munn Park Historic District. taking over 400 2" x 3" black & white shots of buildings and street scenes. His original proposal, ordinances, maps of the area from 1885 to 1980, and Master Site File Forms for 123 structures are in album 2. Album 3 contains color photographs of buildings and street scenes, aerial and site maps, and a proposed site to the Federal Office Building with color photographs. This site was not accepted. The storage folders contain additional prints and negatives.

The above picture of Munn Park comes from our postcard collection.

BOX 

FOLDER

CONTENTS

DARES

1

1

Munn Park Historic District Site Inventory Forms

1983

 

2

Munn Park Historic District Survey

1983

 

3

Design of Non-Historic Buildings in Munn Park

1985

 

4

Lakeland Downtown Revitalization Survey

1988

 

5

Skipper Building

1980

Album

 

 

 

1

 

400 - 2x3' black && white photos

1983

2

 

Master Site File Forms

1983

3

 

Color Photographs, maps

1983

 

1

Unidentified Contact Prints

1983

 

2

Unidentified Negatives

1983

 

3

Identified Contact Prints

1983