This Mediterranean Revival-style building originally cost $35,000, built largely from funds raised by Mount Dora residents, despite economic times during the late 1920s. A determined group of residents pulled together to raise the necessary funds, and in 1929, the impressive Mediterranean-style structure opened with one seat for every Mount Dora resident. Since then, the building has served as the city's primary performance and meeting venue.
In 2009, the citizens again came together despite economic challenges to restore and renovate the Mount Dora Community Building with improved seating, structural improvements, and an expanded lobby while at the same time preserving its unique style and exterior. The City of Mount Dora is proud to once again open its doors to the community for their use. It is the intent and general philosophy of the City of Mount Dora to provide facilities on a fee and non-fee basis, where appropriate, for its residents, government agencies, community organizations, and the community at large.