Join downtowners on Thursday, August 4, at Discover Downtown (Website) to learn about the Prairie-style predecessor of the Eola Bandshell that was built in the 1920s.

In the 1920s, Isabel Roberts and Ida Ryan were historic trailblazers and designers at one of the first all-female architecture practices in the country, Ryan and Roberts. Event goers will gain insight into the history of the bandstand and the careers of Roberts and Ryan with guest speaker Gregory Stock, an architect, historian, and founding board member of Orlando Foundation for Architecture, and have the chance to watch a new 24-minute film called Isabel Roberts’ Pavilion in the Water.

We’ve written previously about the two designers HERE when a home they designed and lived in, in Park Lake Highland, was featured as a House of the Day.

The bandshell, also known as the Lake Eola Amphitheater, has been a predominant feature in downtown since 1924.

Click HERE for more information on the event and how to attend.

Brendan O'Connor

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