Winter Park Woman’s Club, which was founded in 1915 and, more than a century later, remains as active as ever. The classical revival-style clubhouse, built in 1921, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. and Sculpture Gardens (a showcase for sculpture on Lake Osceola) and the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art (a world-class collection of the works of Louis Comfort Tiffany). You can read more about all of these cultural jewels — and many more — elsewhere in Living in Winter Park. Yes, there’s plenty to see afoot in a town that sets itself apart. Not long ago, we were part of a group of pedestrians crossing Park Avenue — the stoplight was in our favor — when a car bearing out-of-state license plates tried to turn right on red. The driver blared his horn. The woman 28 LIVING IN WINTER PARK walking in front of us, a Winter Parker whom I see out often, stopped dead in her tracks. She pointed at the driver. “This is Winter Park, honey,” she said, wagging a finger. “We don’t honk.” Nope, not here. It’s a more special place. Maybe even extraordinary. If you can find it. Bob Morris is a longtime newspaper columnist, novelist and raconteur. He is founder of Story Farm, a Winter Park-based company that publishes books for corporate and civic clients.
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