Winter Park Wedding Chapel to Relocate"
By Tim Freed at the Winter Park/Maitland Observer
"The Winter Park Wedding Chapel faces an uncertain future due to an incoming land development at the site of the historic building. Property owner Dan Bellows plans to move the Winter Park Wedding Chapel from its current location on West New England Avenue to a triangular parcel at the corner of New York and Lyman avenues – that is, if the funds to relocate the chapel are raised.
A fundraising effort began during the last two weeks to help pay for the move of the wedding chapel. Winter Park non-for-profit Traditional Neighborhoods Inc., an organization led by Bellows “committed to enriching Hannibal Square,” leads the charge on the fundraising and must raise $160,000 to pay for..."
"Historic Winter Park Church Rolls to New Home"
By David Breen, Orlando Sentinel
"A historic Winter Park structure made a slow, stately move to a new home early Sunday. No, it's not the Capen House, which is set to begin floating across Lake Osceola on Tuesday. It's the Winter Park Wedding Chapel, which for decades was an African Methodist Episcopal church in the city's Hannibal Square neighborhood.
The small chapel began moving off its West New England Avenue lot, en route to a nearby parcel at New York and Lyman avenues. Towed by a John Deere tractor and watched by a small knot of residents, the chapel took about three hours to make the short trip. Suzanne Graffham and her husband, Steven, have a wedding business at the chapel. They watched the move anxiously and are looking forward to reopening at the new location in February."