Lake Gibson Village sought out pen pals so residents facing restrictions due to COVID-19 precautions would have additional ways to communicate. Our Facebook post went viral and the response was overwhelming. We received messages from all over the world, including the United Kingdom, Australia, Taiwan, and Japan. WFLA NewsChannel 8 (the NBC affiliate in the […]
Read the full article and see photos on The Ledger website. By Kevin Bouffard The Ledger Renee Tucker created Lake Gibson Village, a Lakeland retirement community, at the former Carpenters’ Home, at 90 years old one of the city’s oldest buildings. That doesn’t mean she’s looking back. CEO Tucker recently announced the second step in […]
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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 […]
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. […]
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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, […]
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 […]