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Hannibal Square Winter Park

We are located in the artsy area of Hannibal Square in Downtown Winter Park. Enjoy French food in a casual, elegant atmosphere for lunch or dinner. Daily fares of Filet Mignon, Grouper Provencale and traditional prepared escargot. Fabulous private wine cellar for parties of up to 30. Perfect for corporate dinners, birthday celebrations or a lunch gathering.Nestled in the heart of historic Winter Park, Hannibal’s on the Square offers a full bar and a private underground wine cellar for parties, wedding rehearsals, business, corporate or any Orlando area event. We are a multi-faceted food and wine concept that merges casual sophistication with an upbeat metropolitan style. We feature a global wine selection coupled with a menu that features a classical French style. The atmosphere is often described as an urban retreat with European elements.

In 1880, South Florida Railroad laid a track connecting Orlando to Sanford. Winter Park was built around that track. Hannibal Square (the “west side”) in Winter Park was officially founded in 1881. Black families who lived in that area provided labor that built the town as well as domestic service to wealthy white families. This resulted in educational opportunities, prosperity and professional standing for its black residents. Gus Henderson, a print shop owner, rallied black registered voters to cast their vote to make Winter Park an official city. The election, which occurred on October 12, 1887, incorporated the town of Winter Park in its boundaries. They adopted a city council and seven men were elected as aldermen. Two black men from Hannibal Square, Walter B. Simpson and Frank R. Israel, were among those appointed. With the goal of preserving the cultural heritage of the area, Community Center Director Ron Moore and Crealdé Executive Director and documentary photographer Peter Schreyer held an event called Heritage Day. The first Heritage Day was held in March 2002. Dozens of local residents shared their family photographs and histories. There were several more Heritage Days which resulted in their permanent collection, The Heritage Collection: Photographs and Oral Histories of West Winter Park. It was displayed at the Winter Park Community Center. Due to both lack of space and its popularity residents of Winter Park wanted to see the collection in a permanent space. On April 28, 2007, the City of Winter Park and Crealdé School of Art opened the new Hannibal Square Heritage Center.
Its mission is to pay tribute to the past, present and future contributions of Winter Park’s African-American community. Through innovative programming in the arts and humanities, they hope to inspire all Central Floridians to become more aware of, respect, explore and participate in their own community’s history and heritage.On the second floor there is a gallery that hosts travelling exhibitions which change three to four times a year. These exhibitions include quilt making, painting, sculptures, and other mediums by professional artists.

The 3000-square foot Heritage Center Facility can accommodate up to 50 people for tours. Additionally, they have two meeting rooms available with capacities of 15 and 25. They also allow use of their small kitchen to accommodate catering.
The Hannibal Square Heritage Center is a community center in Winter Park, Florida which is run by the Crealdé School of Art. Founded in 2007, the Hannibal Square Heritage Center is located in a historical neighborhood on New England Avenue two blocks west of Park Avenue, between Virginia and Pennsylvania Avenues. Operating and programming costs are funded by Crealdé School of Art, the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Winter Park, United Arts of Central Florida and the Division of Cultural Affairs through the State of Florida. Hannibal Square would not be considered a part of Winter Park again until 1925, when the West-Side’s vote once again would be required to elevate the town’s designation to “city”. The West-Side’s civic participation was not well tolerated by many of their white neighbors, who campaigned to not include Hannibal Square as part of the town during its incorporation in 1887. The effort failed, as a result Hannibal Square was included as part of the town’s original boundaries. Another result of Hannibal Square’s inclusion in Winter Park’s incorporation was the election of the only two African-American aldermen to serve in on the town’s city council – Walter B. Simpson and Frank R. Israel. They both served until 1893 when William C. Comstock led a successful petition to request that Hannibal Square be removed from Winter Park’s boundaries by an act of state legislature.

However, those who made Winter Park’s West-Side their home were far more ambitious than Chase had designed, and many began their own businesses ventures and many opted to participate in the newly forming town government. This development was further facilitated by Winter Park’s largest voting block being the West-Side’s African-American residents, a rare occurrence during the Reconstruction era.Hannibal Square is one of the oldest officially recognized neighborhoods in Winter Park. Along with the western half of the city, this neighborhood is historically the home of Winter Park’s Black/ African-American Community. The West-Side’s thriving community was purposefully established by Loring A. Chase to create a permanent settlement of African-Americans to act as hired help and laborers to support the wealthy vacationers to whom Winter Park was marketed. It’s primary block, Hannibal Square, was named for – as put by Chase, himself – “the great African general”. Privacy Notice: We use cookies on our website to enhance your experience. By continuing on our website, you consent to our use of cookies. Learn more in our Cookie Notice and our Privacy Policy.

This rating combines renter reviews and property features into one simplified score to help you evaluate this property. Factors that influenced these ratings include building design, construction, exterior spaces, and amenities.Winter Park offers ample opportunities to bask in the beauty of nature, with specialty gardens such as the Mead Botanical Garden and the Kraft Azalea Garden in addition to more than 70 parks. Winter Park also touts an extensive chain of lakes connected by deep and narrow channels allowing for navigation between the five lakes. As a result, boating, fishing, and various water sports are all popular pastimes in Winter Park.Walk Score® measures the walkability of any address. Transit Score® measures access to public transit. Bike Score® measures the bikeability of any address.We have 9 beautiful, and unique buildings located in Hannibal Square: 400, 430, 433, 444, 470 and 558 W. New England Ave., 362 S. Pennsylvania Ave. and 402 W. Welbourne Ave. Onsite parking is available in our 7 story parking garage located at 362 S. Pennsylvania Ave. There are a limited number of storage and garage spaces available as well! Our apartment options include: studio, 1/1, 2/1, 2/2, 3/1 and 3/3. The properties are well maintained with onsite management and maintenance 5 days a week. In addition to the amazing restaurants, shops and businesses on W. New England and S. Pennsylvania Ave., we are also within walking distance to Park Ave., the Farmers Market, Sun Rail, the Library, Community Center, and many other areas of interest!

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Hannibal Square is in the city of Winter Park. Here you’ll find three shopping centers within 0.7 mile of the property.Five parks are within 2.9 miles, including Orlando Loch Haven Park, Blue Jacket Park, and Orlando Science Center.
“I think it’s gonna turn into something a lot bigger moving forward,” said Palmano. “But we want people to see what we have to offer while making sure everyone has a good time.”

This story was written by Jim Carchidi, one of our collection of writers covering news in Winter Park, Florida. Our staff writers can be reached at [email protected].
“Everybody does their own thing,” said Polina Kazantseva, co-owner of Cafe Boutique Piano. “We have a lot of beer vendors and wine vendors that want to support the event, they do give-aways and it’s a lot of fun.”

“That was on the third Thursday of each month and in the middle of summer,” Palmano adds. “For the fall, we wanted to close down the street and get restaurants to participate to make it more of a show.”
The result was a pub-crawl-style gathering dubbed Hop Hannibal, where Hawaiian shirts are the only admission to an evening of specials, tastings, and networking.

“The idea is, it’s a free event,” said Palmano. “You don’t have to pay to get in, you can just literally come get some free drinks at the retailers, and then you can go to a restaurant and have dinner.”The event’s $30 dining package includes 5 tickets, each redeemable for special event menu items at any participating restaurant. “We’ll definitely have something vegetarian,” said Kazantseva. “Definitely some seafood items, and probably the beef tenderloin with the red wine sauce. That’s our most popular item.”With events including Cows ’n Cabs and the local art festivals highlighting the Winter Park event calendar, Hannibal Square merchants also want to make their mark. However, their target is on a slightly more localized level.Guests can sample dishes or forego the ticket package and simply enjoy a casual evening of drinks, live music, and mingling. Retailers will offer promotions and complimentary beverages, and Corona beer will be unhand with a tasting station.The retailers and restaurateurs of the West New England Avenue area are teaming up for the inaugural Taste of Hannibal Square, Nov. 17 from 5-8 p.m. Presented by Friends of Hannibal Square and in partnership with the City of Winter Park, proceeds will benefit the Hannibal Square Heritage Center.

The event grew out of a hyperlocal effort to enhance the sense of community between businesses and residents. “We’ve been collaborating over the past six months, trying to draw attention to the retailers and generate more business,” said Rich Palmano, broker/owner of Palmano Group Real Estate.
Recreational activities near Hannibal Square Apartments are plentiful. Discover 5 parks within 2.9 miles, including Orlando Loch Haven Park, Blue Jacket Park, and Orlando Science Center.