Lake Wales, Florida: Ruins of St. Anne's Shrine

Built around 1920 to commemorate a local miracle. Most of it was demolished by an unsympathetic Catholic Church in 1950.
St. Anne's Shrine Rd, Lake Wales, FL
From Lake Wales drive east six miles on Hwy 60/Hesperides Rd. Turn right onto St. Anne's Shrine Rd. When you reach the north end of St. Anne's Lake, drive around to the south end. The shrine is there, next to the water, just west of a tiny bridge and just east of Live Oak Trail.
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Ruins of St. Anne's Shrine

Pretty drive to get to the St. Anne's Shrine ruins.

[Mallory Billings, 12/04/2017]

St. Anne Shrine remnants.

St. Anne's Shrine

Built around 1920 by French-speaking Catholics on a lake six miles east of Lake Wales.

[Jack Brown, 06/25/2016]

The shrine commemorates St. Anne's miraculous healing of terminally ill cancer-ridden boy after he swam in adjacent St. Anne's Lake. Most of it was demolished by an unsympathetic Catholic Church in 1950, but some vestige survives.

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