Punta Gorda Residential District

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Punta Gorda Residential District
Punta Gorda Residential District house 8.jpg
Punta Gorda Residential District is located in Florida
Punta Gorda Residential District
Punta Gorda Residential District is located in the US
Punta Gorda Residential District
Location Charlotte County, Florida, USA
Nearest city Punta Gorda, Florida
Coordinates 26°55′53″N 82°3′12″W / 26.93139°N 82.05333°W / 26.93139; -82.05333Coordinates: 26°55′53″N 82°3′12″W / 26.93139°N 82.05333°W / 26.93139; -82.05333
Area 500 acres (2.0 km2)
MPS Punta Gorda MPS
NRHP Reference # 90002103[1]
Added to NRHP January 7, 1991

The Punta Gorda Residential District is a U.S. historic district (designated as such on January 7, 1991) located in Punta Gorda, Florida.[1] The district is bounded by West Retta Esplanade, Berry Street, West Virginia Avenue and Taylor Street.[2]

History[edit]

Twenty-two city blocks are included in the National Register District, which extends west from the city's commercial core and contains 125 mostly residential structures. The noteworthy era for the district was 1884 to 1930 with both wood-frame vernacular buildings and American Queen Anne style architecture, built during the mid-1880s through the late 1910s. Several structures are examples of the Florida land boom of the 1920s.[2][3]

Hurricane Charley[edit]

Hurricane Charley wreaked havoc on houses that had survived storms for a hundred years.[4][5][6] The area has since been rebuilt.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b Bubil, Harold (3 May 2013). "Market snapshot: Historic district, Punta Gorda". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Retrieved 2 January 2017. 
  3. ^ "Historic Districts". City of Punta Gorda, FL. Retrieved 2 January 2017. City of Punta Gorda maintains three historic districts 
  4. ^ "Hurricane Charley leaves once scenic Punta Gorda in ruins". Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. Associated Press. 15 August 2004. Retrieved 2 January 2017. 
  5. ^ Connolly, Ceci (16 August 2004). "President Vows Rapid Relief in Fla.". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2 January 2017. As his motorcade made the 12-mile drive into the downtown historic district, Bush was greeted by a city in tatters -- and residents with nerves just as frayed. 
  6. ^ Taylor, Brett (16 August 2004). "HURRICANE CHARLEY; The Damage in a Historic Neighborhood". The New York Times. Retrieved 2 January 2017. Some flattened houses had neighbors that sustained no damage at all. 
  7. ^ Bubil, Harold (7 August 2014). "Hurricane Charley a catalyst for rebuilding Punta Gorda". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Retrieved 2 January 2017. 

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