On October 24, 2023 City of Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer unveiled The Lake Ivanhoe Residential Historic District Marker with City of Orlando Commissioner Robert Stuart and College Park Historical Society Board Members. Pictured from left to right are Bill Jennings, President of the College Park Historical Society, Historian Tana Porter, Historic Preservationist Grace Hagedorn, Mayor Buddy Dyer, and District 3 Commissioner Robert Stuart. Photo by Ed Richter.
Grace Hagedorn is the author of many of the College Park Neighborhood Association Home Tour histories and is the recipient of the first Outstanding Achievement in Historic Preservation from Orange Preservation Trust Award. Grace Hagedorn and Tana Porter worked to research the historical details and compose the narrative for the Lake Ivanhoe marker. Tana Porter is the author of the book, College Park, published by Arcadia Publishing and other historical works.
“College Park has nearly 100 years of history by being one of Orlando’s first subdivision communities,” said District 3 City Commissioner Robert F. Stuart. “A great way to celebrate is by placing historical markers to remind our community of College Park’s rich history. Today we recognized two of the three historic districts, and I am honored to be part of it.”
The Lake Adair-Lake Concord Historic District Marker was also unveiled on October 24, 2023.
The historical marker features a map on the reverse side indicating the historic district area.
Photo by Ed Richter.
There are plans to have a park bench added in front of the historic marker in the near future.
“We are proud to have a permanent place where residents and visitors can learn about the contributions of our community before us and for many future generations to enjoy,” said Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. “The installation of these markers supports our efforts to preserve and celebrate the history of our city and its neighborhoods.”
Pictured from left to right are Bunny Parish, Trevor Hall, Tana Porter, Bill Jennings, Grace Hagedorn, City of Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, District 3 City Commissioner Robert Stuart, Lynda Swenk, Becky Dreisbach, Gild Gomez, Jane Tracy, and Michael Fettig. Photo by Ed Richter.