An intriguing part of Mount Dora's lakefront, Boathouse Row's exact origin is ambiguous. It was a fish camp. It was built for commerce purposes. It was because a wooden boat works was located there.
These are some of the answers longtime Mount Dora residents provide about the history of Boathouse Row, a small stretch of eclectic homes perched on pilings on Lake Dora's eastern edge. However, the definitive answer--backed up with historical facts-to why and when Boathouse Row began was elusive.
Boathouse Row located on Lake Dora's eastern edge in Mount Dora, FL.
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