Historic Photos of Lakeland

Picture of Cleveland Heights boulevard and lake Hollingsworth drive take 1924

Cleveland Heights District Lakeland FL Historic Photo
Cleveland Heights District Lakeland FL Historic Photo

This was a picture taken of the Cleveland Heights subdivision before it was built circa 1920’s. The developer was named H. A. Stahl who was from Cleveland, Ohio and named the subdivision after his hometown. There are many historic homes around this area that were built during this time frame, all of them share the same Mediterranean Revival Architecture popular of the time period. H.A Stahl lost everything during the stock market crash of 1929 that started the great depression. He died of a heart attack in 1931.

Historic Scene of Lake Mirror Taken ~ 1910

Scene of Lake Mirror, Lakeland, FL
Scene on lake Mirror Lakeland, FL

Florida Southern College – Overlooking Lake Hollingsworth – 1925

Florida Southern College, Overlooking Lake Hollingsworth Lakeland, FL 25 Florida Southern College was found in 1885 and is a major contributor to Lakeland’s historic architecture of South Lakeland.

Florida Souther College, Overlooking Lake Hollingsworth Lakeland, FL 25

Aerial View of Lake Mirror Showing Downtown – Looking West

Aerial Hand Drawn view of Lakeland, FL

Airplane view of (Florida) southern college on Lake Hollingsworth

Picture of Main Street

Main Street Lakeland, FL

This picture is a bit difficult to wrap your head around today. The city underwent some changes and changed some of the streets. I think that a large building on the right-hand side is the terrace hotel. The picture was taken at the corner of South Florida and Main street looking towards Lake Mirror. The interesting thing here is the little orange building in the center of the picture. That is no longer there. That was where there were little outdoor shops. That is now a road.

How to Find Polk County Mugshots and Jail Photos

How to Find Polk County Mugshots and Jail Photos

Believe it or not, a lot more of the “inside information” contained within the US criminal justice system is available 100% free of charge for ANY US citizen to search and save – including stuff like mugshots and jail photos from those arrested and convicted here in Polk County.

While this surprises a lot of people, figuring that this kind of personal and private information would be kept from everyday citizens – especially those that aren’t directly involved or directly related to those that have been arrested or convicted in Polk County – the truth of the matter is that these detailed bits of info are only just a couple of clicks away.

Here are some tips and tricks to help you better search through the Polk County mugshots and jail photo services out there, as well as a top-tier resource you’ll want to focus on first if you’re hitting a wall finding the info and the photos you are most interested in.

Let’s dive right in!

100% Legal and 100% Safe

The first thing we want to get right out of the way is that any search for Polk County mugshots or jail photos is always going to be completely legal to conduct as well as 100% safe.

Your anonymity is always going to be observed with these kinds of searches. On top of that, since these pieces of information are of public record and freely available to any citizen that wants to go searching for them you’ll never have to worry about running into legal issues with these kinds of probes – or even being asked why you are looking for the information to begin with.

Use Built In Search Tools

When you are looking specifically for Polk County mugshots and jail photographs you’re likely going to want to use the search system provided by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.

This website is easily accessible, available 100% free of charge, and can be taken advantage of on a 24/7 basis. There is a quick disclaimer at the top of the search platform telling you that the information is only available for informational purposes, that any of the data is subject to change at any point in time, and that some of the information may contain factual or other kinds of errors.

On top of that, you’ll find the information available from this site to include photographs from suspects that have merely been arrested or charged alongside those that have already been convicted. The information contained within, therefore, does not indicate that all individuals are guilty (or innocent) of the crimes they have been accused of.

The search tools available on the Polk County Sheriff’s Office platform include:

  • Name (first as well as last)
  • Booking dates
  • Alias searches…

As well as a toggle button that allows you to choose whether or not you want to search for past inmates or only those that are currently incarcerated by the Polk County Sheriff’s office.

If you have any questions or any difficulty using the service you can contact representatives of the Polk County Sheriff’s office directly at 863-457-3738 (or 863-534-6300) for more detailed information and assistance.