Promoting appreciation of Lakeland's unique architectural heritage.

Advocating for the preservation of its historic structures.

About Us

Questions?  Email us.Mission Statement

Historic Lakeland is a not for profit organization dedicated to promoting appreciation of Lakeland’s unique architectural heritage, advocating for the preservation of its historic structures and using our City’s past to guide our community’s future.

What We Do

Historic Lakeland was founded in 1979 for the preservation of maintaining our architectural heritage. One of our first challenges was the Frances Langford Promenade on Lake Mirror which was in deplorable condition after years of neglect. Since then, we have acted as the community’s conscience in matters of preservation.




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General Membership – $40
Sponsor Member – $75

Includes choice of :

  • DVD:   The Lake Mirror Story 1924-2009 or  History on Parade – 1987 Preservation Week event telling Lakeland’s history;
  • Book:  Hampton Dunn’s Lakeland, A Pictorial History

Patron – $150

Includes a choice of one of the following books:

  • Mary Flekke’s Lakeland Postcards
  • Randall MacDonald’s The Buildings of Frank Lloyd Wright at Florida Southern College
  • Steve Raytar’s A Guide to Historic Lakeland, Florida

Benefactor – $275 

Choice of  any 2 of the above items.

You may pay using the electronic payment form above or by check.

If you wish to pay by check, please make checks payable to: Historic Lakeland, Inc.   Please  also fill out this form (*PDF), and then mail both the form and your contribution amount to Historic Lakeland, Inc.  Annual dues are renewed in November.

Historic Lakeland, Inc. is a private, not-for-profit corporation. Membership dues are tax deductible.

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Our newsletter, Historic Lakeland Quarterly, is a joint publication of the City of Lakeland Historic Preservation Board and Historic Lakeland, Inc.

The latest edition, Fourth Quarter 2010, is available for download, as an Adobe PDF file.
Click here to download. (size: 668 KB)

Special thanks to Crown Printing for their great job with the Newsletter.

For an physical copy of the Historic Lakeland Quartely Newsletter please contact us.

For Archived Newsletter, select a link from the list below:

Fourth Quarter 2006 (size: 6.6 MB)

First Quarter 2007 (size: 1.8 MB)
Third Quarter 2007

First Quarter 2008 (size: 2.5 MB)
Fourth Quarter 2008 (size: 968 KB)

First Quarter 2009 (size: 896 KB)
Second Quarter 2009 (size 940 KB)

First Quarter 2010 (size 2.1 MB)
Fourth Quarter 2010 (size 2.1 MB)

Historic Lakeland is using our City's past to guide our community's future. Learn More