A Guide to Historic Winter Park, Florida

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A Guide to Historic Winter Park chronicles the founding and growth of this extraordinary community, one that thrives today as a mecca for both boutique shoppers and outdoor enthusiasts. Established during the 1880s, historic Winter Park will delight the senses.  Explore the city along five self-guided neighborhood walks that wind amidst the quaint shops, stately churches and "cottages" of the turn-of-the-century elite.  Stroll through historic Rollins College, oak-shaded and reminiscent of the New England alma maters of its founders.  Enjoy the lush parklands and canals that connect the city's picturesque lakes and botanical treasures.  Wander the halls of the city's museums, libraries and numerous mansions once filled with Baroque music and opulent décor.
ISBN: 9781596294363
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Florida
Series: History & Guide
Images: 150
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 4.875 (w) x 8.89 (h)
Steve Rajtar grew up near Cleveland, Ohio, came to Florida for college, earned degrees in mathematics, anthropology, law and taxation and decided to stay. He has had fifteen books published prior to this one, all dealing in some fashion with history, including historical guides for several Central Florida cities. He also leads tours of Winter Park and other cities on foot, bicycle and kayak. Gayle Prince Rajtar was born in Orlando into a family that moved to the city a hundred years ago. She earned a degree in communications while working as a professional singer and drummer, and has remained an Orlando resident. As a freshman at Rollins College in 1971, she met Steve in front of Knowles Memorial Chapel, and they were married there in 1974.
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