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Lakeland Auditorium
Lakeland Auditorium
Lakeland Beauty College, Lakeland, FL
Courtesy of Peggy McSwain
Lakeland Beauty College 118 E Pine St. Lakeland, Fl  Florida's Largest and Most Modern Beauty College over 6000 sq. feet of modern work area and equipment.  Completely air- conditioned with ample parking and located in the heart of downtown Lakeland within easy walking distance of living accomondations and shopping.    
PHOTO BY- Perkins Photographers,704 N.Mass. Ave., Lakeland,  Florida-
Aeroplane view of Lakeland
Courtesy of Hazel Boyd           (postmark 1948)
Aeroplane view of Lakeland: "The average temperature of Lakeland, Florida is 74 degrees all year round. This is the metropolis of Polk County and has a permanent population of 25,000.  Being 227 feet above sea level, it is tempered by breezes from the Ocean and the Gulf which are within easy riding distance.  Fishing, bathing, and boating can be enjoyed on the 15 fresh water lakes which lie within the city  limites with a recreational director managing weekly events.  Two eighteen hole golf courses, a public library, air-conditioned first run moving picture houses and a municipal-owned water and electric plant are some of its many advantages."

Nat'l Home of United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners
Nat'l Home of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners
Carpenter's Home
Courtesy of Hazel Boyd       (postmark 1951)
Carpenter's Home, Lakeland
Civic Center, Lakeland
Courtesy of Hazel Boyd          (postmark 1949)
Civic Center, Lakeland: "Reinforced concrete and cast stone construction.   Designed by the late Charles W. Leavitt, of New York, and dedicated July 4, 1928, with elaborate exercises.  Connected with it is a system of recreational features.  The plan surrounds a lake."
Civic Center at Night, Lakeland
Courtesy of Hazel Boyd
Civic Center at Night, Lakeland  (Postmark 1950)
Kentucky Ave. looking North, Lakeland
Courtesy of Hazel Boyd
Kentucky Ave. looking north, Lakeland (Postmark 1950)


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