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A postcard showcasing the lobby of the Mermaid Motel, which was located directly across the street from Weeki Wachee Springs. Two cars are parked under a pavilion next to the building. The back of the postcard features an add that describes the…

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A postcard depicting several Weeki Wachee mermaids lounging around the pool of the local Holiday Inn with the words "Greetings From Weeki Wachee, Florida" printed on the front. The back of the postcard features an ad for the Holiday Inn that lists…

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The swimming pool at Travelodge Orlando-Sky Lake, which was located at 7101 South Orange Blossom Trail (OBT), just north of the Bee Line Toll Road, in Orlando, Florida.. The hotel was constructed in 1970 by Hymen Lake and is currently in operation as…

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A hotel room at Travelodge Orlando-Sky Lake, which was located at 7101 South Orange Blossom Trail (OBT), just north of the Bee Line Toll Road, in Orlando, Florida.. The hotel was constructed in 1970 by Hymen Lake and is currently in operation as the…

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Travelodge Orlando-Sky Lake was located at 7101 South Orange Blossom Trail (OBT), just north of the Bee Line Toll Road, in Orlando, Florida.. The hotel was constructed in 1970 by Hymen Lake and is currently in operation as the Royal Inn. Photographs…

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Travelodge Orlando-Sky Lake was located at 7101 South Orange Blossom Trail (OBT), just north of the Bee Line Toll Road, in Orlando, Florida.. The hotel was constructed in 1970 by Hymen Lake and is currently in operation as the Royal Inn. Photographs…

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Travelodge Orlando-Sky Lake was located at 7101 South Orange Blossom Trail (OBT), just north of the Bee Line Toll Road, in Orlando, Florida.. The hotel was constructed in 1970 by Hymen Lake and is currently in operation as the Royal Inn. Photographs…

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A postcard depicting hotels along Miami Beach, Florida. The present-day area of Miami Beach was originally inhabited by the Tequesta. In 1870, Henry Lum and Charles Lum purchased a land grant for the area and set up a coconut venture. After the new…

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A postcard depicting palm trees along Biscayne Boulevard in Downtown Miami, Florida. The most prominent building in this postcard is one of Miami's first skyscrapers, McAllister Hotel, located at 10 Biscayne Boulevard. Designed by Walter De Garmo…

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A postcard depicting the Sheraton Plaza, located at 600 North Atlantic Avenue in Daytona Beach, Florida. The building was originally constructed as a cottage for Charles Ballough in 1888. In 1895, Ballough partnered with C. C. Post to convert the…

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A postcard depicting a Coral Sands, a motel in Cocoa, Florida. Non-indigenous fishermen first arrived in Cocoa, Florida, around 1860, and in 1882, settlement plats were made under the name Indian River City. In 1895, Cocoa was officially…

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A postcard depicting the Crossway Inn, located at 3901 North Atlantic Avenue in Cocoa Beach, Florida. The inn had 100 rooms, a cocktail lounge, a restaurant, a swimming pool, and a private beach. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT)…

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A postcard depicting the Starlite Motel, located along Florida State Road A1A (SR A1A) in Cocoa Beach, Florida. The motel was founded by B.G. Nabbs, who partnered with Sid Raffle to lease some rooms to the U.S. Air Force (USAF). The motel also had…

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A postcard depicting Ramada Inn, located at 900 North Atlantic Avenue in Cocoa Beach, Florida. Adjacent to the hotel was Wolfie's Restaurant and Sandwich Shop, a restaurant chain established by Wilfred Cohen (d. 1986) as Al's Sandwich Shop in Miami…

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A postcard depicting the Bal-Ray Resort, located at 400 North Atlantic Avenue in Cocoa Beach, Florida. In the 1970s, the motel was owned by Peggy Lea. Little else is known about the Bal-Ray Resort's history.The first non-Amerindian settlement of the…

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An aerial photograph showing the Bee Line Mall and its surrounding areas in 1966. The photograph is annotated to show the surrounding roadways, Sky Lake, Oak Ridge, Candlelight Park, the Gold Key Inn, Piccadilly Restaurant, and Travelodge. Sky Lake…

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A letter from Virgil C. Gilbertson, Manager of Product Publicity for the Onan Corporation, to Z. T. Stuart, General Manager of Travelodge Orlando-Sky Lake, dated April 22, 1970). In the letter, Gilbertson thanks Stuart for allowing Onan to photograph…

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The Onan Corporation generator at the Travelodge Orlando-Sky Lake, located at 7101 South Orange Blossom Trail (OBT), just north of the Bee Line Toll Road, in Orlando, Florida, around 1970. The hotel was constructed in 1970 by Hymen Lake and is…

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The Travelodge Orlando-Sky Lake was located at 7101 South Orange Blossom Trail (OBT), just north of the Bee Line Toll Road, in Orlando, Florida, around 1970. The hotel was constructed in 1970 by Hymen Lake and is currently in operation as the Royal…

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The Travelodge Orlando-Sky Lake was located at 7101 South Orange Blossom Trail (OBT), just north of the Bee Line Toll Road, in Orlando, Florida, around 1970. The hotel was constructed in 1970 by Hymen Lake and is currently in operation as the Royal…

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A painting by Bettye Reagan, a local artist in Central Florida, inspired by a photograph of Hotel Oviedo in Oviedo, Florida. The Timucuan Native Americans originally inhabited the area of present-day Oviedo, although the remains of their settlements…

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Hotel Oviedo in Oviedo, Florida. The Timucuan Native Americans originally inhabited the area of present-day Oviedo, although the remains of their settlements have disappeared. Homesteaders arrived along the shores of Lake Jesup in 1865 just after the…

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A postcard depicting the exterior of the Del Monte Lodge in Monterey, California. Located on the scenic 17-Mile Drive at Pebble Beach, Del Monte Lodge is now know simply as The Lodge. The luxury hotel has been open since 1919.This postcard is part of…

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A postcard depicting the Hotel Arcade, also known as the Howard Hotel or Shaw Arcade, located at 210 Pinellas Avenue in Tarpon Springs, Florida. Built in the 1920s, this historic hotel was added the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1984…

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A postcard depicting a view of Fifth Avenue and 59th Street from Central Park in New York City, New York. Two hotels, the Savoy-Plaza Hotel and The Sherry-Netherland, are featured in the image.This postcard is part of a collection of postcards kept…

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A postcard depicting the Vinoy Park Hotel, which is a Mediterranean Revival-style resort located at 501 Fifth Avenue Northeast, in St. Petersburg, Florida. Aymer Vinoy Laughner purchased the site of the Renaissance Vinoy in 1923 and hired architect…

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A promotional postcard for The Four Winds, a hotel with locations in Miami, Florida, and Detroit, Michigan, that has since closed. The postcard shows a woman hugging a statue of Budai, a Chinese deity often mistaken for Gautama Buddha.This postcard…

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A postcard depicting a view of the exterior of Sherrard's Dixie Belle Inn, an inn and restaurant located 12 miles south of Miami on U.S. Route 1. The business has since closed.This postcard is part of a collection of postcards kept by Lucile…

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A postcard depicting the interior of the Hygeia Baths, a three-level structure that featured salt water baths during the golden era of Atlantic City, New Jersey. The baths were destroyed during a hurricane in 1944, and saltwater swimming pools…

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A postcard depicting Madison Street and Stuart's Hotel in Thomasville, Georgia, which opened in 1888 when Thomasville was at its peak as a winter resort town. It was run by Charles Thompson Stuart, and later by his son, Ardie Stuart, until it burned…

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A postcard depicting the exterior of the Hygeia Baths, a three-level structure that featured saltwater baths during the golden era of Atlantic City, New Jersey. The baths were destroyed during a hurricane in 1944, and saltwater swimming pools…

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A postcard depicting the exterior of the Hotel Villa Plumosa, am historic hotel in Tarpon Springs, Florida. Located at the corner of West Orange Street and Grand Boulevard, the hotel was incorporated in 1937 by Crawford Staley and his wife, Marion L.…

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A postcard depicting a view down Murray Boulevard in Charleston, South Carolina, with Fort Sumter Hotel on one side and the docks on the other. Fort Sumter Hotel was built in 1923 and was converted into condominiums in the 1980s.This postcard is part…

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This exhibit, produced by Orlando Remembered, shows objects from the Orange County Courthouse, located at 425 North Orange Avenue in Downtown Orlando, Florida. Included in the exhibit are objects from the Wyoming Hotel, which once stood at the…

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A postcard featuring Orange Court Apartment Hotel, located at 650 North Orange Avenue in Downtown Orlando, Florida. The hotel was designed in Spanish Revival architectural style by G. Lloyd Preacher (1882-1972) of Atlanta, Georgia, and constructed…

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An Atlantic Coast Line (ACL) Railroad Company train coming in to the depot located at 1 North Main Street in Winter Garden, Florida, around 1915. Aspects of the downtown business district of Winter Garden are noticeable in this photograph, such as…

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James Lafayette Dillard (1858-1943) built the Shelby Hotel in 1913 on 1 West Plant Street in Winter Garden, Florida. In this photograph, it is evident that construction was still in progress. The hotel was located a block away from both the Tavares…

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One of Winter Garden's first hotels was the Orange Hotel, located on the east side of South Main Street. The hotel had various types of guests, such as fishermen, salesmen, and regular visitors. The hotel burned down in the fire of 1912.

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A thermometer from Hotel Bass, which operated under that title from 1946 to 1965. The hotel was owned by Walter C. Bass (1900-1973) and his wife, Ethel Bass. Located at 217 South Orange Avenue in Downtown Orlando, Florida, the building itself was…

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This painting accompanies the Orlando Remembered exhibit at the Downtown Orlando Information Center, located at 201 South Orange Avenue in Downtown Orlando, Florida. The painting was created by James Stoll, who has contributed various works of art,…

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Walter C. Bass (1900-1973) was born in Kissimmee, Florida, on January 9, 1900. He had attended the University of Florida (UF) and was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity, a 32d Degree Mason, a member of the Grotto and the Elks Club. Bass belonged to…

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Hotel Bass, which was operated under that title from 1946 to 1965. The hotel was owned by Walter C. Bass (1900-1973) and his wife, Ethel Bass. Located at 217 South Orange Avenue in Downtown Orlando, Florida, the building itself was built in 1907 and…

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Two men walking on Main Street past the South Apopka Supply Company in Winter Garden, Florida. Located at 32 South Main Street, the building was erected around 1915 and stood directly south of the 1912 Dillard and Boyd Building. The South Apopka…

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A southward view of Main and Plant Street in Winter Garden, Florida, prior to the fires of 1909 and 1912. The large building on the right is A. B. Newton's Dry Good Store, which was later replaced by Dillard and Boyd General Merchandise Store. Behind…

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This photograph is of the waterfront on Commercial Street in Sanford, Florida. The Palm Avenue Dock is in the distance and the foreground is the park at the Sanford House Hotel. There is a century plant in the center of walkway in the park.The…

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The Edgewater Hotel, located at 99 West Plant Street in Winter Garden, Florida. The hotel is a part of the Winter Garden’s National Historic Register Business District, was completed in 1926 and opened in 1927 with 53 guestrooms available. At…