Lakeside Building is the official headquarters of the Florida Chautauqua Association and the annual historic Florida Chautauqua Assembly. The Association purchased the facility in 2013 and is now being restored with public contributions and assistance. Use this section to research, announce births/deaths in this building, and offer assitance to restore.
We Need Your Help with Restoration
Lakeside Hospital opened in 1939, and thousands of babies were born in the hospital rooms which are still in tact! We will restore this old hospital as the new headquarters of the Florida Chautauqua Center and Assembly. However, the costs of preserving the building and including a museum and gallery will require community support.
You can help by donating or engaging the following:
Photographs taken inside the building from 1939 to 1972