Simpson Farm House Getting A New Life
The Simpson Farmhouse Meeting Center, formally the Unity House, stands at the entrance of the Mount Dora WT Bland Library. For years it served as the headquarters of the Mount Dora Historic Society but has changed hands and is now a part of the WT Bland Library. Next to the Simpson Farmhouse is the Dorothy Kurras Reading Garden a restful park with WiFi and benches surrounded by landscaped gardens and brick paths.
Both the Garden and house are available to groups to rent. Please contact the Mount Dora WT Bland Library for more information.
In 2007 Vice Mayor James Homich presented a plaque to the volunteers that will be displayed in the newly renovated 1903 building. The time and talent of Dick Milota, Andrew Mullen, Steve Flynn, Jodi McEwen, Jerry Wosika and Al Wittnebert. In all, over 800 volunteer hours were put in to this. The Mount Dora City Council recognized the group of volunteers that renovated the facility so that it could be of use to the WT Bland Mount Dora Public Library and people of Mount Dora.