Going, Gone The first demolition in Lakeland located at 4800 Navahoe St. The first of 65 structures to be cleared
Once the City of College Park adopted the Urban Renewal plan in 1970, two thirds of the community's households--mostly in the eastern and western sections of Lakeland--had to vacate their houses. After families had moved out, several of Lakeland’s homes were burned as training exercises for the local fire department. Here is a photo of one such incident.
8104 and 8106 48th Avenue Block 19 E. 87.1 of Lot 1 Project Parcel 23-1
Demolition Contract #4
In the 1940s and 1950s much of the organized entertainment in Lakeland was provided by social clubs. The Counts’ escorts are, left to right (first row), Evelyn Giles Tyner, Mary Weems Braxton, Mary Walls Weems, Bernice Lancaster Walls, Julia Mack Carroll, Mary Douglas Tolson, and Dorothy Mack Allen; (second row) Pearl Brooks Briscoe, Gertrude Walls Corprew, Florence Wethers, Mary Brooks Brewer, and Elizabeth Mack.
Demolition Contract CPURR- 11 4802 Lakeland Rd 4812 Lakeland Rd
Several Lakeland homes were burned as training exercises before being demolished to make way for urban redevelopment. this image shows spectators gathered with refreshments to witness one of the burnings.
4800 Navahoe Street - First Lakeland home demolished shown with bulldozer and rubble.
Members of the volunteer fire department auxiliary gathered to watch the burning of a Lakeland home. Several homes were burned as training events for local fire fighters before being razed.
Site of Spellman House