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Property Name Hill Crest
Reference Number 15000783
State Florida
County Lake
Town Fruitland Park
Street Address 511 East Mirror Lake Drive
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 11/12/2015
Areas of Significance ARCHITECTURE
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The Hill Crest House at 511 East Mirror Lake Drive, in Fruitland Park, is nominated to the National Register for local significance under Criterion C for Architecture. Built in 1883 by W.A. Rooks, one of the city's founders, it is one of the few remaining residences in the community that reflect the success of early residents. The house is an excellent example of Frame Vernacular construction with Colonial Revival elements. Several alterations by subsequent owner Charles Fox, made to the house in 1901, introduced Craftsman influences to the house, and a more casual effect befitting its use as a vacation house. The quality of original materials and workmanship is high.

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Properties are listed in the National Register of Historic Places under four criteria: A, B, C, and D. For information on what these criterion are and how they are applied, please see our Bulletin on How to Apply the National Register Criteria