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Former Carpenters’ Home in Lakeland restored as senior facility

August 31, 2016 | Lake Gibson Village

By Gary White The Ledger LAKELAND — One of Lakeland’s most historically significant structures has returned to its original purpose. It opened in 1928 as a retirement home for members of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America. Eighty-nine years later, the building has been rescued from neglect and is again a home […]


Lake Gibson Village’s new owners pay tribute to Carpenters’ Home past

August 30, 2016 | Lake Gibson Village

By Gary White The Ledger LAKELAND — The history of the Carpenters’ Home is not forgotten at Lake Gibson Village. CEO Renee Tucker has set aside an area off the lobby as a “museum” in which artifacts will be displayed, such as the original architectural plans for the building and vintage postcards bearing its image. […]


Developer Plans Summer Opening for Senior Community in North Lakeland

March 15, 2016 | Lake Gibson Village

By Gary White – The Ledger LAKELAND — Nearly 90 years after its construction and a decade after it was last used, the former Carpenters’ Home building now thrums with activity and echoes with the sounds of hammers and power equipment. The historic building in North Lakeland, which opened in 1928 as a retirement haven for carpenters, […]


Former Without Walls Central Property: Church Sanctuary to Be Torn Down

February 16, 2015 | Lake Gibson Village

By Gary White – The Ledger Polk County’s largest church sanctuary has an appointment with the wrecking ball. A pair of investors from Daytona Beach have purchased the former Without Walls Central property in North Lakeland, and they plan to demolish the massive sanctuary and convert a second building into an assisted-living facility. Financial partners […]