Edit: The City of Orlando Real Estate Division is not actively seeking a new tenant for the building at this time.

“Hullo! Any idea what is going on with the boarded up Victorian house under the 408 downtown? The one near the Delaney Women’s Health Office. I’d always been curious what kind of residence/business it was, and hope the boarding of the doors and windows does not bode doom for the quaint building. Thanks.” – Paul Figueiredo

The home in question, at 125 N. Lucerne Circle [GMap] is actually named the Hendry-Walker House, and it was moved under the 408 from Magnolia Avenue in 1982. The 2,230 SF building is one of the few remaining Victorian homes (although some refer to it as a Gothic Queen Anne) remaining in Orlando and is believed to have been built in the 1890s by S.G. Walker, a local citrus and pineapple farmer, who lived there with his daughter, Mrs. Lorena Hendry.

It is owned by the City of Orlando and was being leased to the Junior League of Orlando for several years. The JLO recently moved out of the space to find a larger home, leaving the property vacant. The City has since boarded it up to ensure its safety and to protect it while they find a new tenant.

The 2,230 SF home is zoned as store/office/retail. There is no proposed lease or new tenant for the house, but once there is it will have to go to City Council for approval.

To negotiate a lease, contact the City’s Real Estate office.

Brendan O'Connor

Editor in Chief of Bungalower.com

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  1. Went to a wonderful wedding reception here early 2000’s beautiful place- I had worried it would get torn down.

  2. Hey there Bungalower!!! Thanks for this update. The Walker Hendry house was the nucleus of operations for the Junior League of Greater Orlando for many, many years. As a matter of fact, one of our treasured members, Glenda Hood, was President of our fine organization when we moved into said house. I, along with hundreds of women in Orlando and elsewhere in our country, have fond memories of days and nights spent within the walls of this house.
    Laura Owen Pooser, Lee Lee Kenney Nimkoff, Betsy Culpepper, Mimi Bernstein Hull, Susan Denton Harris, Stephanie Garris, Andrea Balanzategui, Sydney Goodrich Green and far too many others to list.

  3. It would be a great business location if we improved infrastructure and walking and biking downtown.