In this season of renewal and rebirth, we’re delighted to share with you our own story of a second life.
As a home museum open to the public, Casa Feliz celebrated its 10th anniversary last year. To commemorate the occasion, we commissioned a short documentary to tell the story of the beloved Andalusian farmhouse, and its architect James Gamble Rogers II. Soon, we’ll be installing a new A/V system in our garden room, and the film will play on a continuous loop during our Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday open houses.
Filmmaker Bob Perry did a masterful job capturing the splendor of Casa Feliz, and of the special people who contributed to its rebirth as Winter Park’s Parlor. Most of all, the film shows how important it is to cherish, not demolish, our historic treasures.
Longtime Winter Parkers and fans of folk music will recognize the film’s soundtrack as celebrated folk musician Gamble Rogers, the architect’s son. The junior Rogers’ career was tragically cut short in 1991, when he died attempting to rescue a drowning swimmer off Flagler Beach. Fortunately for us, his music, like the architecture of his father, lives on.
We hope this finds you celebrating the promise of Springtime. Enjoy.