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Winter Park's iconic peacocks still roam Living in CONTENT S LIVING IN WINTER PARK FEAT URES 16 | LIVABLE AND LOVEABLE In a region known for theme parks and sprawl, Winter Park is a friendly, carefully planned oasis of cultured cool. By Bob Morris, photography by Winter Park Pictures 30 | colections with Cachet Art and history are on display at an eclectic array of amazing museums. By Michael Mcleod, with additional reporting by Dana S. Eagles, Jay Boyar and Randy Noles 42 | ‘a bright new england town in central florida’ Winter Park’s colorful history is filled with intriguing characters. By Randy Noles and Steve and Gail Rajtar 62 | hometown bach stars Winter Parkers go for baroque when it comes to the German master. By Randy Noles 70 | the importance of being anie The frail but famous stage actress was Winter Park’s first show-biz celebrity. By Kimberly T. Mould and Randy Noles 80 | poetry of the earth Mead Garden is an ecological wonderland in an urban setting. By Randy Noles, photographs by Rafael Tongol 4 living in w inter park Randy Noles Editor and Publisher Theresa Swanson Group Publisher/new-home publications Lorna Osborn Senior Associate Publisher Kathy Byrd Associate Publisher Paula Chase ACOUNT EXECUTIVE Jenna Carberg GRAPHIC DESIGNER Jay Boyar, Dana S. Eagles, Rona Gindin, Michael McLeod, Kimberley T. Mould, Steve and Gail Rajtar CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Chip Weston CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Rafael Tongol, Winter Park Pictures DINING EDITOR Mariane Popkins, Ned Popkins, Harry Wessel CONTRIBUTING EDITORS Special thanks to the Winter Park History Museum and the Department of Archives and Special Collections at Rollins College for additional images. Rick Walsh, Jim DeSimone FOUNDING PARTNERS, WINTER PARK MAGAZINE FLORIDA CITIES MEDIA LLC Daniel Denton President Randy Noles Consulting Publisher Pam Flanagan General Manager Copyright 2016 by Florida Home Media LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Florida Cities Media LLC. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part is prohibited without written permission of the copyright holder. Winter Park Magazine is published four times yearly by Florida Home Media LLC, 2700 Westhall Lane, Suite 220, Maitland, FL 32751 FOR GENERAL INFORMATION, CALL: 407-647-0225 For advertising information, call: Kathy Byrd, 407-399-7111; Lorna Osborn, 407-310-1002; or Theresa Swanson, 407-448-8414 88 | 10 homes that matter Winter Park’s beauty is enhanced by its eclectic architecture. By Randy Noles, with additional reporting by Steve and Gail Rajtar; photographs by Rafael Tongol 96 | foundation for welness How one organization quietly works to create a healthier community. By Dana S. Eagles 104 | CULINARY CULTURE Restaurants are central to the city’s sense of community. By Rona Gindin, photographs by Rafael Tongol departments 6 | M AYOR’S WELCOME 8 | P ARKS, PLAYGROUNDS AND GARDENS 10 | PR OUD AS A PEACOCK 12 | F AST FACTS 14 | DIRECTORY 108 | EVENTS 112 | EDUCATION GUIDE the grounds of the Genius Preserve. 2016-2017 EDITION PHOTO BY WINTER PARK PICTURES ON THE COVER: The Palmer Avenue Bridge, which spans the Flamingo Canal, is one of the most picturesque places in Winter Park. The city's canals were originally dredged to transport building materials, but today provide stunning scenery for boaters. Photograph by Winter Park Pictures.


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