The heart and soul of Lakeland Florida rests around Lake Hollingsworth. During the 1920s homes were built around Lake Hollingsworth area. The south shore of Lake Hollingsworth was then a popular swimming and boating spot when J.L. Francis built Francis Beach in 1915, which incidentally was the place to go for weekly dances. Overlooking the north shore of Lake Hollingsworth is the home of Florida Southern College featuring the world’s largest collection of Frank Lloyd Wright. With Annie Pfeiffer Chapel completed first in 1941 incorporates all of the basic elements and true specimen of Wright’s intellectual style.
Annie Pfeiffer Chapel pictured above
Lake Hollingsworth – attracted by its size, walk paths, designated bicycle road, you’ll find on average about 2,000 people use the lake and shoreline for recreational activities. Over the years, annual water skiing tournaments, sailboat regattas, boat parades were the main attractions and to this day the annual Orange Cup Regatta hydroplane competition are held each spring amongst the many Charity activities supporting our local communities throughout the year.
Lake Hollingsworth Neighborhood – a short distance from the Lake Morton District is surrounded by tree-lined streets showcasing recently renovated many astonishing fine historic Victorian homes, brick homes, older bungalows, and Mediterranean style homes that were constructed in the early 1920’s to its present day. It is an established neighborhood of very unique and luxurious homes. The Cleveland Heights Golf & Country Club, the Lakeland Yacht Club, Tennis courts, play-grounds, parks and sports fields are all nearby. Spanish moss hanging from massive, ancient oak trees; large front porches decorated rockers, planters and stained-glass windows. These are just some of the hidden treasures of Lake Hollingsworth Neighborhood.
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