2024 Historic Preservation Calendar Theme

The 2024 Historic Preservation Board calendar and photography competition will focus on Orlando’s Lake Lawsona Historic District.

The Lake Lawsona Historic District celebrates thirty years as an historic district for the City Beautiful in 2024. The area comprises more than one historical subdivision with the majority of plats filed between 1919 and 1924. It was during this time that Central Florida experienced a land boom that was affecting the entire state. Orlando’s population tripled in just five years and the land surrounding downtown that had formerly been orange groves, wooded acreage or open space was subdivided into lots. New houses in all the latest styles were constructed. Those styles included Colonial Revival, Craftsman, Mediterranean Revival, Minimal Traditional, Mission, Neoclassical Revival, and Tudor Revival.

The Lake Lawsona Historic District is bound by Robinson Street on the North, Jackson Street on the south, Summerlin Avenue to the West and Hampton Avenue to the East. Please see the map for exact boundaries.

Submission subjects can be of individual details or an entire structure. Selected images may be paired in the calendar with a historic photograph for comparison.

To be eligible for the calendar, subject matter should be from structures that are at least 50 years old (generally, pre-1970) and be located within the Lake Lawsona Historic District.