Saturday, March 31, 2018

Downtown Lake Worth (Lake Avenue and ‘L’ Street c. 1971): The Lake Theater.


Click on image to enlarge:
The Cultural Council building.
How it looked circa 1971.

How the building looks today:
Photo courtesy of the Jim Stafford collection.

Here’s another image soon after the
building was constructed:

It turns out the architect was Roy Benjamin and almost all he did was movie theaters in Florida and Georgia in late 1930s through the 1950s. Below is one of his designs in Pahokee called the Prince Theater. You can see striking similarities to the structure in downtown Lake Worth.