Seminole Hotel Postcard

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Title

Seminole Hotel Postcard

Alternative Title

Seminole Hotel Postcard

Subject

Winter Park (Fla.)
Hotels--Florida
Postcards--Florida
Buildings--Florida
Tourism--Florida

Description

Postcard showing the Seminole Hotel which was built in 1886 on the eastern end of New England Avenue, on Lake Osceola in Winter Park, Florida. The hotel, which cost $150,000 to construct, featured a formal dining room that could seat hundreds, sumptuous covered porches, a bowling alley, and 200 guest rooms. The first winter season had more than 2,300 registered guests. The hotel provided a source of employment for many African Americans in Hannibal Square, the historic African-American neighborhood of Winter Park. On September 18, 1902, a fire caused extensive damage and the owners decided to sell the property for residential lots. In 1913, a new Seminole Hotel was built on the western shore of Lake Osceola on the eastern end of Webster Avenue, present-day Kiwi Circle. In 1970, the building sold for $250,000 and was demolished and replaced by residential developments.

Source

Original 5.5 x 3.5 inch color postcard: E. R. Favor, Winter Park, Florida: Private Collection of Thomas Cook.

Publisher

Favor, E. R.

Date Created

ca. 1900

Date Copyrighted

ca. 1900

Contributor

Cook, Thomas

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original 5.5 x 3.5 inch color postcard: E. R. Favor, Winter Park, Florida.

Is Part Of

Private Collection of Thomas Cook.

Postcard Collection, Thomas Cook Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

application/pdf

Extent

659 KB

Medium

5.5 x 3.5 inch color postcard

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Winter Park, Florida

Spatial Coverage

28.596047, -81.346009

Temporal Coverage

1900-01-01/1900-12-31

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Economics Teacher
Geography Teacher

Provenance

Originally published by E. R. Favor.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by E. R. Favor and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Curator

Cook, Thomas

Digital Collection

Source Repository

Private Collection of Thomas Cook

External Reference

"The Batchelor Family Collection: 'The Seminole Winter Park Florida Booklet." Winter Park Public Library. http://www.wppl.org/wphistory/FirstSeminoleHotel/index.html.
"The Golden Age of Hotels." Winter Park Historical Association. http://www.wphistory.org/explore-history/winter-park/hotels/.
Paige, W. F. The Seminole. Winter Park, Florida. 1888.

Transcript

SEMINOLE HOTEL, WINTER PARK, FLA.

Post Card
This side may be used for correspondence.
This side for address only.

Pub. by E.R. Favor, Winter Park, Florida--K. 1273

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

1 color postcard

Physical Dimensions

5.5 x 3.5 inch

Locations

Categories

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