historic-preservation-month

Entrance to the Ringling Mansion “Ca’d'Zan”: Sarasota, Florida by State Library and Archives of Florida on Flickr.

Gasparilla Inn: Boca Grande, Florida by State Library and Archives of Florida on Flickr.

Local call number: JJS0388A

Title: Gasparilla Inn: Boca Grande, Florida

Date: July 29, 1947

General note: The Gasparilla Inn, located at 500 Palm Avenue in Boca Grande, Florida, opened circa 1912. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2008.

Physical descrip: 1 transparency - col. - 4 x 5 in.

Series Title: Joseph Janney Steinmetz Collection

Repository: State Library and Archives of Florida, 500 S. Bronough St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250 USA. Contact: 850.245.6700. Archives@dos.myflorida.com

Persistent URL: www.floridamemory.com/items/show/245387

Visit Florida Memory to see more photographs of the Gasparilla Inn in Boca Grande.

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The Breakers Hotel: Palm Beach, Florida by State Library and Archives of Florida on Flickr.

The Breakers Hotel, built by Henry Flagler and located at One South County Road in Palm Beach, Florida, originally opened in 1896. It was rebuilt after fires in 1903 and 1925, and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.

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Casino pool at the Alcazar Hotel: St. Augustine, Florida by State Library and Archives of Florida on Flickr.

I wanna go swimming at this pool!

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Tampa Bay Hotel: Tampa, Florida by State Library and Archives of Florida on Flickr.

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Local call number: RC07778

Title: Tampa Bay Hotel: Tampa, Florida

Date: ca. 1920

General note: Now home to the Henry Plant Museum on the campus of the University of Tampa, the Tampa Bay Hotel was built by railroad magnate Henry Plant beginning in 1888. The hotel closed in 1930, and in 1941 the city Tampa began leasing the building to the University of Tampa for $1.00 per year.

Physical descrip: 1 photoprint - b&w - 7 x 10 in.

Series Title: Reference collections

Repository: State Library and Archives of Florida, 500 S. Bronough St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250 USA. Contact: 850.245.6700. Archives@dos.state.fl.us

Persistent URL: www.floridamemory.com/items/show/25400

Visit Florida Memory to see more images of the Tampa Bay Hotel.

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St. Marks Lighthouse by State Library and Archives of Florida on Flickr.

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Carnegie Library at Florida A&M University: Tallahassee, Florida by State Library and Archives of Florida on Flickr.

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Hopi tribesmen intervene to shore up Hovenweep ruins

Utilizing an acrylic polymer mortar and tuck pointers, three Hopi stonemasons are stabilizing ancient ruins at Hovenweep National Monument.

May is Colorado Archaeology and Historic Preservation Month.

“The work is important so future generations can enjoy these sites,” said Herschel Talashoma, foreman of the three-man stonemason crew.

A direct descendant of the original inhabitants at Hovenweep, Talashoma said his grandfather introduced him to traditional stonework. Since 2009, he, along with fellow tribesmen Eloy Wytewa and Norman Albert, has worked on all of the outlying sites at Hovenweep. Read more.