Dixieland Historic District

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Dixieland Historic District
Lakeland FL Dixieland HD02.jpg
Dixieland Historic District is located in Florida
Dixieland Historic District
Dixieland Historic District is located in the US
Dixieland Historic District
Location Lakeland, Florida
Coordinates 28°1′54″N 81°57′45″W / 28.03167°N 81.96250°W / 28.03167; -81.96250Coordinates: 28°1′54″N 81°57′45″W / 28.03167°N 81.96250°W / 28.03167; -81.96250
Area 3,000 acres (12 km2)
NRHP Reference # 94001479[1]
Added to NRHP December 23, 1994

The Dixieland Historic District is a U.S. historic district (designated as such on December 23, 1994) located in Lakeland, Florida. The district is bounded by Walnut Street, Florida Avenue, Lake Hunter, Hartsell Avenue and Belvedere Street. It contains 556 historic buildings.

The Dixieland Historic District in Lakeland, Florida was originally an area of 160 acres that was developed by Henry B. Carter and C. W. Deen in 1907. It was developed south of the downtown area. By 1910 a water system was installed. Local newspapers promoted the area as a "fashionable suburb". There was a housing boom in the 1920s and the 1940s.

Dixieland was accorded historic district status by the Lakeland City Commission in 1993. Lakeland issued regulations to preserve the heritage of Dixieland in the 1990s.[2] Restoration efforts continue.[3]


  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Library Special Collections: Manuscripts - Historic Districts - Dixieland". City of Lakeland. Retrieved 2014-11-03. 
  3. ^ "Both Restoration and Decay Characterize Lakeland's Historic Dixieland". TheLedger.com. Retrieved 2014-11-03. 

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