The Lake Hunter Terrace Historic District in Lakeland, Florida achieved historic district status in late 2002. Located on the west shore of Lake Hunter, the district boundaries are Central Avenue, Greenwood Street, Ruby Street, and Sikes Boulevard. Most of the district’s development took place beginning in the mid to late 1940’s, thus making it the first modern neighborhood designated a historic district in Lakeland.
The district was created as the result of a survey commissioned in 2000 by the City of Lakeland’s Community Development Department. The survey was conducted during the spring of 2000 by Sydney Johnston under contract to the city. Johnston’s company produced what are known as site survey forms for more than 150 structures in the Lake Hunter Terrace neighborhood which were more than fifty years old. In order to be eligible for historic district status 50% or more of the structures had to be at least 50 years old. The completed site survey forms contain a wide variety of information about each structure, including location, date of construction (if known), architectural style, original owner (if known), and specific construction details such as materials used, type of foundation, and roofing and siding materials. Each survey form also includes a photocopy of a photo of the structure taken at the time of the survey and two maps, one of the Lake Hunter Terrace Historic District, and a larger scale map of Lakeland indicating the location of the structure.
The site survey forms are reproduced here as PDF files and are searchable by address.