Corinthian columns being replaced at Lake Mirror Promenade

By Rick Elmhorst, Reporter
Last Updated: Thursday, February 08, 2018, 11:21 AM EST

The Lake Mirror Promenade in downtown Lakeland is getting a facelift.

  • City spending about $200k on project
  • Promenade, columns were built in 1920s
  • Project should be complete this summer

The city is spending about $200,000 to restore four large Corinthian columns.

The promenade and columns were built in the 1920s, but time and weather have taken their toll.

"What we really noticed is that in 2016, we had a pretty bad windstorm and we had to strap the columns together and inject them with epoxies," said city spokesman Kevin Cook.

"So what we are doing is restoring the columns back to their original nature."

The columns are being taken down and molds will be made of the originals. Then the Rodda construction company will use those molds to make replacement columns.

That's good news for Hilda Torres, who walks around Lake Mirror to take in the beauty.

"Well history is very unique and special in our lives. So it's very necessary to keep up with history," she said.

The project should be completed some time this summer.