The City of Winter Park and the Friends of Casa Feliz will join the Florida Division of Historical Resources Historical Marker Program to dedicate a new marker that will commemorate Casa Feliz as a historic site on Wednesday, September 7 at 5:30 p.m.
Casa Feliz (Website), or “Happy House” in Spanish, is seen as the signature residential work of architect James Gamble Rogers, and it was built in the Great Depression for $28,000. The home was sold to private developers in 2000 and the community raised $1.2 million to have it moved to its current location by the Winter Park Country Club at 656 N. Park Avenue [GMap].
Casa Feliz is currently used to host private and public events and weddings and is open to the public from 10 a.m.-noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays. It’s free to enter but donations are welcome and encouraged (by us).
The Florida Historical Marker Program is designed to raise public awareness for historic sites in the state, of which there are currently over 987 currently registered.