City Seeks State Grant to Restore Historic Stuart House
Last updated 6/20/2020 at 9:37am
Lake Wales city officials are hoping the state will help provide funding for needed repairs at one of the city's most historic structures.
The Historic Stuart House on Central Avenue near downtown was damaged in 2017 when Hurricane Irma swept through the city, according to Lake Wales Museum Director Jennifer D'hollander. She said temporary steps to mitigate damage to the roof of the house were undertaken then, but that long term repairs are still needed.
"Rehabilitation is now needed to permanently replace and repair all interior and exterior wood features to protect the building from water...