Winter Park Sinkhole Swallows Porsche Dealership

The infamous Winter Park Sinkhole occurred in Winterpark, Florida  in 1981.  It sprung in the intersection of Fairbanks Ave and Denning Drive.  The damage done by this sinkhole was great.  It destroyed a Porsche dealership and two story house.  Now, at that spot there is a lake, called Lae Rose.

1981 Winterpark Sinkhole.  Source: USDS

Porsche inside Sinkhole in Winterpark.  Source: USDS

State: 
Occurrence Date: 
Friday, May 1, 1981
Length: 
320feet across
Depth: 
90feet deep