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This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Polk County, Florida.

This is intended to be a complete list of the properties and districts on the National Register of Historic Places in Polk County, Florida, United States. The locations of National Register properties and districts for which the latitude and longitude coordinates are included below, may be seen in a map.

There are 71 properties and districts listed on the National Register in the county, including 2 National Historic Landmarks.

This National Park Service list is complete through NPS recent listings posted March 31, 2017.
Contents: Counties in Florida   (non-linked contain no National Register listings)
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Current listings

Name on the Register Image Date listed Location City or town Description
1 Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Depot
Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Depot
01990-08-31August 31, 1990
(#90001277)
325 South Scenic Highway
27°53′53″N 81°35′06″W / 27.898056°N 81.585°W / 27.898056; -81.585 (Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Depot)
Lake Wales Part of the Lake Wales MPS
2 Auburndale Citrus Growers Association Packing House
Auburndale Citrus Growers Association Packing House
01997-07-17July 17, 1997
(#97000794)
214 Orange Street
28°03′47″N 81°47′29″W / 28.063056°N 81.791389°W / 28.063056; -81.791389 (Auburndale Citrus Growers Association Packing House)
Auburndale
3 Auburndale City Hall
Auburndale City Hall
02013-12-24December 24, 2013
(#13000964)
1 Bobby Green Plaza
28°03′53″N 81°47′22″W / 28.064594°N 81.789479°W / 28.064594; -81.789479 (Auburndale City Hall)
Auburndale
4 Babson Park Woman's Club
Babson Park Woman's Club
01997-10-17October 17, 1997
(#97001229)
1300 North Scenic Highway
27°50′21″N 81°31′50″W / 27.839167°N 81.530556°W / 27.839167; -81.530556 (Babson Park Woman's Club)
Babson Park
5 Bartow Downtown Commercial District
Bartow Downtown Commercial District
01993-05-18May 18, 1993
(#93000393)
Roughly bounded by Davidson and Summerlin Streets and Broadway and Florida Avenues
27°53′47″N 81°50′34″W / 27.896389°N 81.842778°W / 27.896389; -81.842778 (Bartow Downtown Commercial District)
Bartow Part of the Bartow MPS
6 Ephriam M. Baynard House
Ephriam M. Baynard House
02001-11-10November 10, 2001
(#01001208)
208 West Lake Avenue
28°04′02″N 81°47′22″W / 28.067222°N 81.789444°W / 28.067222; -81.789444 (Ephriam M. Baynard House)
Auburndale
7 Beacon Hill-Alta Vista Residential District
Beacon Hill-Alta Vista Residential District
01993-03-04March 4, 1993
(#93000130)
Roughly bounded by South Florida Avenue, West Beacon Road, West Belvedere Street, and Cherokee Trail
28°01′18″N 81°57′35″W / 28.021667°N 81.959722°W / 28.021667; -81.959722 (Beacon Hill-Alta Vista Residential District)
Lakeland
8 Biltmore-Cumberland Historic District
Biltmore-Cumberland Historic District
02004-06-04June 4, 2004
(#04000565)
Roughly bounded by South Ingraham Avenue, East Lime Street, Bartow Road, Hollingsworth Road, and McDonald Place
28°02′27″N 81°56′33″W / 28.040833°N 81.9425°W / 28.040833; -81.9425 (Biltmore-Cumberland Historic District)
Lakeland
9 Bok Mountain Lake Sanctuary and Singing Tower
Bok Mountain Lake Sanctuary and Singing Tower
01972-08-21August 21, 1972
(#72000350)
3 miles north of Lake Wales
27°56′06″N 81°34′37″W / 27.935°N 81.576944°W / 27.935; -81.576944 (Bok Mountain Lake Sanctuary and Singing Tower)
Lake Wales
10 Lawrence Brown House
Lawrence Brown House
02001-01-04January 4, 2001
(#00001594)
470 Second Avenue
27°53′36″N 81°50′03″W / 27.893333°N 81.834167°W / 27.893333; -81.834167 (Lawrence Brown House)
Bartow Part of the Bartow MPS
11 B. K. Bullard House
B. K. Bullard House
01990-08-31August 31, 1990
(#90001272)
644 South Lakeshore Boulevard
27°53′41″N 81°34′40″W / 27.894722°N 81.577778°W / 27.894722; -81.577778 (B. K. Bullard House)
Lake Wales Part of the Lake Wales MPS
12 Casa De Josefina
Casa De Josefina
01975-06-10June 10, 1975
(#75000567)
2 miles southeast of Lake Wales off U.S. Route 27
27°51′53″N 81°34′18″W / 27.864722°N 81.571667°W / 27.864722; -81.571667 (Casa De Josefina)
Lake Wales
13 Central Avenue School
Central Avenue School
01999-07-22July 22, 1999
(#99000865)
604 South Central Avenue
28°02′05″N 81°58′23″W / 28.034722°N 81.973056°W / 28.034722; -81.973056 (Central Avenue School)
Lakeland
14 Chalet Suzanne
Chalet Suzanne
01990-07-24July 24, 1990
(#90001085)
3800 Chalet Suzanne Drive
27°57′18″N 81°36′01″W / 27.955°N 81.600278°W / 27.955; -81.600278 (Chalet Suzanne)
Lake Wales
15 Christ Church
Christ Church
01976-05-06May 6, 1976
(#76000605)
526 North Oak
27°45′07″N 81°47′47″W / 27.751944°N 81.796389°W / 27.751944; -81.796389 (Christ Church)
Fort Meade
16 Church of the Holy Spirit
Church of the Holy Spirit
01990-08-31August 31, 1990
(#90001271)
1099 Hesperides Road
27°53′38″N 81°33′54″W / 27.893889°N 81.565°W / 27.893889; -81.565 (Church of the Holy Spirit)
Lake Wales Part of the Lake Wales MPS
17 Cleveland Court School
Cleveland Court School
01999-07-22July 22, 1999
(#99000862)
328 East Edgewood Drive
28°00′41″N 81°57′15″W / 28.011389°N 81.954167°W / 28.011389; -81.954167 (Cleveland Court School)
Lakeland
18 John F. Cox Grammar School
John F. Cox Grammar School
01999-07-22July 22, 1999
(#99000864)
1005 North Massachusetts Avenue
28°03′22″N 81°57′13″W / 28.056111°N 81.953611°W / 28.056111; -81.953611 (John F. Cox Grammar School)
Lakeland
19 Cypress Gardens
Cypress Gardens
02014-04-14April 14, 2014
(#14000152)
1 Legoland Way
27°59′24″N 81°41′31″W / 27.990114°N 81.69185°W / 27.990114; -81.69185 (Cypress Gardens)
Winter Haven
20 Davenport Historic District
Davenport Historic District
01997-08-15August 15, 1997
(#97000894)
Roughly bounded by Suwannee and Orange Avenues, Palmento Street, and West Boulevard
28°09′28″N 81°36′09″W / 28.157778°N 81.6025°W / 28.157778; -81.6025 (Davenport Historic District)
Davenport
21 Dixie Walesbilt Hotel
Dixie Walesbilt Hotel
01990-08-31August 31, 1990
(#90001273)
115 North First Street
27°54′07″N 81°35′24″W / 27.901944°N 81.59°W / 27.901944; -81.59 (Dixie Walesbilt Hotel)
Lake Wales Part of the Lake Wales MPS
22 Dixieland Historic District
Dixieland Historic District
01994-12-23December 23, 1994
(#94001479)
Roughly bounded by Walnut Street, Florida Avenue, Lake Hunter, Hartsell Avenue, and Belvedere Street
28°01′54″N 81°57′45″W / 28.031667°N 81.9625°W / 28.031667; -81.9625 (Dixieland Historic District)
Lakeland
23 Downtown Haines City Commercial District
Downtown Haines City Commercial District
01994-03-07March 7, 1994
(#94000150)
Roughly bounded by Hinson and Ingraham Avenues and 4th and 7th Streets
28°06′28″N 81°37′37″W / 28.107778°N 81.626944°W / 28.107778; -81.626944 (Downtown Haines City Commercial District)
Haines City Part of the Haines City MPS
24 Downtown Winter Haven Historic District
Downtown Winter Haven Historic District
02002-02-04February 4, 2002
(#01001414)
Roughly Avenue A, NW., Avenue A, SW., and 3rd and 5th Streets
28°01′18″N 81°43′49″W / 28.021667°N 81.730278°W / 28.021667; -81.730278 (Downtown Winter Haven Historic District)
Winter Haven Part of the Winter Haven, Florida MPS
25 East Lake Morton Residential District
East Lake Morton Residential District
01993-07-09July 9, 1993
(#93000621)
Roughly bounded by Orange Street, Ingraham Avenue, Palmetto Street, Lake Morton Drive, and Massachusetts Avenue
28°02′21″N 81°56′59″W / 28.039167°N 81.949722°W / 28.039167; -81.949722 (East Lake Morton Residential District)
Lakeland
26 El Retiro
El Retiro
01985-12-12December 12, 1985
(#85003331)
Mountain Lake off Road 17
27°56′16″N 81°34′10″W / 27.937778°N 81.569444°W / 27.937778; -81.569444 (El Retiro)
Lake Wales
27 First Baptist Church
First Baptist Church
01990-08-31August 31, 1990
(#90001275)
338 East Central Avenue
27°54′02″N 81°35′01″W / 27.900556°N 81.583611°W / 27.900556; -81.583611 (First Baptist Church)
Lake Wales Part of the Lake Wales MPS
28 Florida Southern College Architectural District
Florida Southern College Architectural District
01975-06-11June 11, 1975
(#75000568)
McDonald and Johnson Avenues
28°01′52″N 81°56′48″W / 28.031111°N 81.946667°W / 28.031111; -81.946667 (Florida Southern College Architectural District)
Lakeland Contains the largest single-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture.
29 Fort Meade Historic District
Fort Meade Historic District
01994-07-29July 29, 1994
(#94000781)
Roughly bounded by North 3rd Street, Orange Avenue, South 3rd Street, and Sand Mountain Road
27°45′05″N 81°48′07″W / 27.751389°N 81.801944°W / 27.751389; -81.801944 (Fort Meade Historic District)
Fort Meade
30 Griffin Grammar School
Griffin Grammar School
02007-06-05June 5, 2007
(#07000509)
3315 Kathleen Road
28°05′04″N 81°59′43″W / 28.084444°N 81.995278°W / 28.084444; -81.995278 (Griffin Grammar School)
Lakeland
31 Henley Field Ball Park
Henley Field Ball Park
01997-05-23May 23, 1997
(#97000458)
1125 North Florida Avenue
28°03′24″N 81°57′23″W / 28.056667°N 81.956389°W / 28.056667; -81.956389 (Henley Field Ball Park)
Lakeland
32 Benjamin Franklin Holland House
Benjamin Franklin Holland House
01975-04-03April 3, 1975
(#75000566)
590 East Stanford Street
27°53′39″N 81°50′23″W / 27.894167°N 81.839722°W / 27.894167; -81.839722 (Benjamin Franklin Holland House)
Bartow
33 Homeland School
Homeland School
02007-02-02February 2, 2007
(#07000001)
249 Church Avenue
27°49′08″N 81°49′44″W / 27.818889°N 81.828889°W / 27.818889; -81.828889 (Homeland School)
Homeland
34 Interlaken Historic Residential District
Interlaken Historic Residential District
02002-03-28March 28, 2002
(#02000266)
Roughly bounded by the northern shore of Lake Howard, the southwestern shore of Lake Mirror, and the Cannon-Howard Canal
28°03′05″N 81°45′10″W / 28.051389°N 81.752778°W / 28.051389; -81.752778 (Interlaken Historic Residential District)
Winter Haven Part of the Winter Haven, Florida MPS
35 Holland Jenks House
Holland Jenks House
01996-03-07March 7, 1996
(#96000254)
119 Raintree Court
28°07′06″N 81°47′39″W / 28.118333°N 81.794167°W / 28.118333; -81.794167 (Holland Jenks House)
Auburndale
36 C. L. Johnson House
C. L. Johnson House
01989-09-21September 21, 1989
(#89001481)
315 East Sessoms Avenue
27°54′20″N 81°35′05″W / 27.905556°N 81.584722°W / 27.905556; -81.584722 (C. L. Johnson House)
Lake Wales
37 Lake Hunter Terrace Historic District
Lake Hunter Terrace Historic District
02002-12-20December 20, 2002
(#02001536)
Roughly Central Avenue, Greenwood Street, Ruby Street, and Sikes Boulevard
28°02′08″N 81°58′14″W / 28.035556°N 81.970556°W / 28.035556; -81.970556 (Lake Hunter Terrace Historic District)
Lakeland
38 Lake Mirror Promenade
Lake Mirror Promenade
01983-01-27January 27, 1983
(#83001437)
Between Lemon Street and Lake Mirror Drive
28°02′38″N 81°57′06″W / 28.043889°N 81.951667°W / 28.043889; -81.951667 (Lake Mirror Promenade)
Lakeland
39 Lake of the Hills Community Club
Lake of the Hills Community Club
02000-03-24March 24, 2000
(#00000265)
41 East Starr Avenue
27°57′19″N 81°35′35″W / 27.955278°N 81.593056°W / 27.955278; -81.593056 (Lake of the Hills Community Club)
Lake Wales
40 Lake Wales City Hall
Lake Wales City Hall
01990-08-31August 31, 1990
(#90001274)
152 East Central Avenue
27°54′02″N 81°35′16″W / 27.900556°N 81.587778°W / 27.900556; -81.587778 (Lake Wales City Hall)
Lake Wales Part of the Lake Wales MPS
41 Lake Wales Commercial Historic District
Lake Wales Commercial Historic District
01990-05-10May 10, 1990
(#90000732)
Roughly bounded by Scenic Highway, Central Avenue, Market Street, and Orange Avenue
27°54′07″N 81°35′16″W / 27.901944°N 81.587778°W / 27.901944; -81.587778 (Lake Wales Commercial Historic District)
Lake Wales Part of the Lake Wales MPS
42 Lake Wales Historic Residential District
Lake Wales Historic Residential District
01997-08-08August 8, 1997
(#97000858)
Roughly bounded by the former Seaboard Air Line railroad grade, the CSX railroad tracks, East Polk Avenue, and South and North Lake Shore Boulevards
27°54′13″N 81°35′03″W / 27.903611°N 81.584167°W / 27.903611; -81.584167 (Lake Wales Historic Residential District)
Lake Wales
43 W. Henry Lewis House
W. Henry Lewis House
02012-09-19September 19, 2012
(#12000791)
424 North Oak Street
27°45′26″N 81°47′50″W / 27.757285°N 81.797327°W / 27.757285; -81.797327 (W. Henry Lewis House)
Fort Meade
44 Mann Manor
Mann Manor
02011-10-13October 13, 2011
(#11000718)
325 West Main Street
27°53′47″N 81°50′44″W / 27.896389°N 81.845556°W / 27.896389; -81.845556 (Mann Manor)
Bartow
45 Mountain Lake Colony House
Mountain Lake Colony House
01991-02-22February 22, 1991
(#91000113)
East of State Road 17 on the northern shore of Mountain Lake
27°56′12″N 81°35′34″W / 27.936667°N 81.592778°W / 27.936667; -81.592778 (Mountain Lake Colony House)
Lake Wales
46 Mountain Lake Estates Historic District
Mountain Lake Estates Historic District
01993-08-26August 26, 1993
(#93000871)
State Road 17, north of Lake Wales
27°55′57″N 81°35′22″W / 27.9325°N 81.589444°W / 27.9325; -81.589444 (Mountain Lake Estates Historic District)
Lake Wales
47 Munn Park Historic District
Munn Park Historic District
01997-11-03November 3, 1997
(#97001228)
Roughly bounded by East Bay Street, North Florida Avenue, East Orange Street, and East Main Street
28°02′37″N 81°57′17″W / 28.043611°N 81.954722°W / 28.043611; -81.954722 (Munn Park Historic District)
Lakeland
48 North Avenue Historic District
North Avenue Historic District
02001-10-12October 12, 2001
(#01001086)
100 block of North Avenue
27°54′35″N 81°35′28″W / 27.909722°N 81.591111°W / 27.909722; -81.591111 (North Avenue Historic District)
Lake Wales
49 Northeast Bartow Residential District
Northeast Bartow Residential District
01993-05-18May 18, 1993
(#93000392)
Roughly bounded by Jackson and First Avenues and by Church and Boulevard Streets
27°53′57″N 81°50′15″W / 27.899167°N 81.8375°W / 27.899167; -81.8375 (Northeast Bartow Residential District)
Bartow Part of the Bartow MPS
50 Oak Hill Cemetery
Oak Hill Cemetery
02003-02-12February 12, 2003
(#03000006)
West Parker Street
27°53′36″N 81°50′53″W / 27.893333°N 81.848056°W / 27.893333; -81.848056 (Oak Hill Cemetery)
Bartow Part of the Bartow MPS
51 Oates Building
Oates Building
01995-07-28July 28, 1995
(#95000925)
230 South Florida Avenue
28°02′29″N 81°57′26″W / 28.041389°N 81.957222°W / 28.041389; -81.957222 (Oates Building)
Lakeland
52 Old Central Grammar School
Old Central Grammar School
01994-03-17March 17, 1994
(#94000160)
801 Ledwith Avenue
28°06′12″N 81°37′29″W / 28.103333°N 81.624722°W / 28.103333; -81.624722 (Old Central Grammar School)
Haines City Part of the Haines City MPS
53 Old Dundee ACL Railroad Depot
Old Dundee ACL Railroad Depot
02001-07-30July 30, 2001
(#01000739)
103 Main Street
28°01′19″N 81°37′19″W / 28.021944°N 81.621944°W / 28.021944; -81.621944 (Old Dundee ACL Railroad Depot)
Dundee Part of the Florida's Historic Railroad Resources MPS
54 Old Frostproof High School
Old Frostproof High School
01997-11-13November 13, 1997
(#97001420)
111 West First Street
27°44′40″N 81°31′57″W / 27.744444°N 81.5325°W / 27.744444; -81.5325 (Old Frostproof High School)
Frostproof
55 Old Haines City National Guard Armory
Old Haines City National Guard Armory
01994-03-02March 2, 1994
(#94000158)
226 South 6th Street
28°06′08″N 81°37′37″W / 28.102222°N 81.626944°W / 28.102222; -81.626944 (Old Haines City National Guard Armory)
Haines City Part of the Haines City MPS
56 Old Lakeland High School
Old Lakeland High School
01993-09-30September 30, 1993
(#93001027)
400 North Florida Avenue
28°02′55″N 81°57′30″W / 28.048611°N 81.958333°W / 28.048611; -81.958333 (Old Lakeland High School)
Lakeland
57 Old Polk County Courthouse
Old Polk County Courthouse
01989-08-07August 7, 1989
(#89001055)
100 East Main Street
27°53′48″N 81°50′35″W / 27.896667°N 81.843056°W / 27.896667; -81.843056 (Old Polk County Courthouse)
Bartow
58 Polk Hotel
Polk Hotel
01994-03-17March 17, 1994
(#94000151)
800-810 Hinson Avenue
28°06′24″N 81°37′27″W / 28.106667°N 81.624167°W / 28.106667; -81.624167 (Polk Hotel)
Haines City Part of the Haines City MPS
59 Polk Theatre and Office Building
Polk Theatre and Office Building
01993-05-27May 27, 1993
(#93000446)
121 South Florida Avenue
28°02′35″N 81°57′28″W / 28.043056°N 81.957778°W / 28.043056; -81.957778 (Polk Theatre and Office Building)
Lakeland
60 Pope Avenue Historic District
Pope Avenue Historic District
02001-12-07December 7, 2001
(#01001337)
Roughly Avenue A, NW., Pope Avenue, NW., and 6th and 7th Sts., NW.
28°01′29″N 81°44′03″W / 28.024722°N 81.734167°W / 28.024722; -81.734167 (Pope Avenue Historic District)
Winter Haven Part of the Winter Haven, Florida MPS
61 Roosevelt School
Roosevelt School
02001-03-29March 29, 2001
(#01000306)
115 East Street, N.
27°54′39″N 81°35′44″W / 27.910833°N 81.595556°W / 27.910833; -81.595556 (Roosevelt School)
Lake Wales
62 St. Mark's Episcopal Church
St. Mark's Episcopal Church
01994-03-17March 17, 1994
(#94000159)
102 North 9th Street
28°06′29″N 81°37′30″W / 28.108056°N 81.625°W / 28.108056; -81.625 (St. Mark's Episcopal Church)
Haines City Part of the Haines City MPS
63 South Bartow Residential District
South Bartow Residential District
01993-05-18May 18, 1993
(#93000394)
Roughly bounded by Floral and First Avenues and Main and Vine Streets
27°53′32″N 81°50′28″W / 27.892222°N 81.841111°W / 27.892222; -81.841111 (South Bartow Residential District)
Bartow Part of the Bartow MPS
64 South Florida Military College
South Florida Military College
01972-07-24July 24, 1972
(#72000349)
1100 South Broadway
27°53′07″N 81°50′34″W / 27.885278°N 81.842778°W / 27.885278; -81.842778 (South Florida Military College)
Bartow
65 South Lake Morton Historic District
South Lake Morton Historic District
01985-11-20November 20, 1985
(#85002900)
Bounded by Lake Morton Drive and Palmetto Street, Ingraham and Johnson Avenues, McDonald and Balmar Streets, and Tennessee Avenue
28°01′56″N 81°57′07″W / 28.032222°N 81.951944°W / 28.032222; -81.951944 (South Lake Morton Historic District)
Lakeland
66 John J. Swearingen House
John J. Swearingen House
01982-05-13May 13, 1982
(#82002379)
690 East Church Street
27°53′52″N 81°50′10″W / 27.897778°N 81.836111°W / 27.897778; -81.836111 (John J. Swearingen House)
Bartow
67 Thompson and Company Cigar Factory
Thompson and Company Cigar Factory
02002-08-09August 9, 2002
(#02000838)
255 North Third Street
27°53′52″N 81°50′00″W / 27.897778°N 81.833333°W / 27.897778; -81.833333 (Thompson and Company Cigar Factory)
Bartow Part of the Bartow MPS
68 G. V. Tillman House
G. V. Tillman House
01990-08-31August 31, 1990
(#90001276)
301 East Sessoms Avenue
27°54′18″N 81°35′07″W / 27.905°N 81.585278°W / 27.905; -81.585278 (G. V. Tillman House)
Lake Wales Part of the Lake Wales MPS
69 Winston School
Winston School
02001-12-20December 20, 2001
(#01001362)
3415 Swindell Road
28°03′25″N 82°00′50″W / 28.056944°N 82.013889°W / 28.056944; -82.013889 (Winston School)
Lakeland
70 Winter Haven Heights Historic Residential District
Winter Haven Heights Historic Residential District
02000-06-15June 15, 2000
(#00000660)
Roughly Lake Martha, 2nd Street, NE., 5th Street, NE., and Avenue A, NE.
28°01′27″N 81°43′22″W / 28.024167°N 81.722778°W / 28.024167; -81.722778 (Winter Haven Heights Historic Residential District)
Winter Haven Part of the Winter Haven, Florida MPS
71 Woman's Club of Winter Haven
Woman's Club of Winter Haven
01998-08-10August 10, 1998
(#98000927)
660 Pope Avenue, Northwest
28°01′29″N 81°44′06″W / 28.024722°N 81.735°W / 28.024722; -81.735 (Woman's Club of Winter Haven)
Winter Haven Part of the Clubhouses of Florida's Woman's Clubs MPS

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