Lake Placid FL - dtburkett

Lake Placid 

As of this writing, I believe, this is the most complete gallery of Lake Placid Murals that exists on the internet. I could be wrong, of course, but I couldn't find one.

Lake Placid, formerly called Lake Stearns, was chartered on December 1, 1925.  Dr. Melvil Dewey, the inventor of the Dewey Decimal System,  proposed that Lake Stearns change its name to Lake Placid.   On April 29, 1927 the Lake Stearns Commissioners accepted Dr. Dewey's proposal to change the town's name from Lake Stearns to Lake Placid.  Subsequently, they submitted a request to the Florida State Legislature. On June 6, 1927 the Town of Lake Stearns was chartered as Lake Placid.

~ In 2012 it was voted Readers Digest most interesting town.

~ The town has two nicknames—“The Town of Murals and "The Caladium Capital of the World." Lake Placid has more than 40 murals painted on buildings throughout the town,and 98 percent of the world's caladium bulbs come from Lake Placid.

~Lake Placid is also the home of a clown college that, that graduates 25 new clowns a year and lays claim to the only Clown Museum in the world.

(sources: Town of Lake Placid and Wikipedia )

The Old Post Office - 14

Lake Placid Drug Store - 09

Artist; John Gutcher, Nov 15, 1994 
In 1925 Lake Placid had electricity only from 6:00PM to midnight. The same year, Lee Crews opened the Drug Store. Mrs. Crews was well known for her cooking and Doc crews treated both man and beast with his own compounds and elixirs.

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