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Economic dEvElopmEntHistoric Preservation Board2020 Historic Preservation Board CalendarOrlando’s Historic Mediterranean Revival Architecture1005 Edgewater Drive • Photo by Ronok Nichols 1005 Edgewater Drive • Photo by David Billingsley 2020 Historic Preservation Board Calendar Sponsored By12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031This rear view of our cover photo shows the sprawling estate of the Grace Phillips Johnson house. Situated on the bank of Lake Concord and facing Lake Adair, Mrs. Johnson called her estate O-Po-Le-O, a Seminole phrase meaning “House Between the Waters”. She enjoyed views of sunrises on Lake Concord and sunsets over Lake Adair. The home was influenced by Mrs. Johnson’s memories of Venice. Architect David B. Hyer was instructed to retain the existing trees and to design the house to harmonize with their natural arrangement. To stabilize the grounds a seawall was constructed, the first in the city. The estate was landscaped by Tropical Arts founder Mu...