Florida Citrus Tower

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Florida Citrus Tower
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Florida Citrus Tower
General information
Type Observation tower
Radio broadcasting tower
Location Clermont, Florida
Coordinates 28°33′50″N 81°44′35″W / 28.56389°N 81.74306°W / 28.56389; -81.74306Coordinates: 28°33′50″N 81°44′35″W / 28.56389°N 81.74306°W / 28.56389; -81.74306
Completed 1956
Owner Greg Homan
Height
Antenna spire 500 feet (152 m) above sea level[1]
Roof 226 feet (69 m)
Design and construction
Architect none
Developer A.W.Thacker and F.J.Toole

The Florida Citrus Tower is a 226-foot-tall (69 m) structure built in 1956 in Clermont, Florida.[2] Once the most famous landmark of the Orlando area, it was built to allow visitors to observe the miles of orange groves surrounding it; developments in the citrus industry since its construction have left it providing a view of suburban neighborhoods today. With the antenna reaching over 500 feet (152 m) above sea level, it is the highest observation point in Florida.[3]

The Citrus Tower includes a wishing well, where visitors can hear their coin drop all the way to the bottom, and all proceeds are donated to the Green Isle Children Ranch. A recent addition to the Citrus Tower is their new banquet facility, ROOM: Valencia.

It also includes the Presidents Hall of Fame - a wax exhibition museum in tribute to the 44 Presidents of the United States of America which includes a full scale model replica of the actual interior of the White House.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Spreading Out In All Directions, by Lindy T. Shepherd, Orlando Weekly
  2. ^ "Citrus Tower". Emporis. Retrieved October 29, 2014. 
  3. ^ Frommer's Florida '93 by Springer, George McDonald, Marylyn Springer, Don A Schultz

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