Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Ay, Matey, get your pirate on!

Join Candidate for Commissioner from District #2 Jim Stafford at the Historic Lakeside Castle for a swashbuckling evening of good times and talk about the future of Lake Worth. Food provided by White Apron Catering. The first 30 attendees will get their own genuine pirate eye-patch!  The event will be held October 18, 2012 at the historic Lakeside Castle, 116 5th Avenue South, from 6 to 8 p.m.  Donations to the campaign are appreciated!

Here is a brief description of this landmark structure from the Old Lucerne Historic District Designation Report:

"116 5th Avenue South is a high style example of a Mediterranean Revival residence designed by local architect G. Sherman Childs known as Lakeside Castle. The irregularly-shaped house is two-stories with a three-story octagonal tower. The multi-level roofs are flat and hipped with S-shaped clay tile and exposed pecky-cypress rafter tails. Windows are set in pairs or triples and are 3/3 double-hung with arched fan lights or pointed arches above. Stucco surrounds are articulated to look like cut stone around the windows and doors. Cast-stone cartouches decorate the rough textured stucco walls. Corinthian columns flank the main entry door and there are multiple chimneys found throughout the house."

Here are some intriguing views of the house and grounds:

A generous thanks goes out to Karen Hoover for opening up her beautiful home.

Political advertisement paid for and approved by Jim Stafford for Commissioner, District 2.