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.