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Architect Wants Financial Interest in Historic Seminole Hotel and 30 Apartments

Partners with Ray Brown on Restoration


Last updated 5/14/2019 at 7:40pm

Architect Rick Gonzalez and Developer Ray Brown consider themselves "preservationist cowboys"

Rick Gonzalez is passionate about restoring historic buildings and he loves Lake Wales. The South Florida architect finally got his first look last week inside the Seminole Hotel and now he's ready to not only create a detailed restoration plan but also to become a financial partner with developer Ray Brown.

"I've been doing this work for 30 years and I've seen all types of conditions for historic buildings. This building is just like many others - there's nothing extraordinary in terms of damage," said Gonzalez, president of REG Architects in West Palm Beach. "I looked at the building and...

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