Quarters of U.S. Army Air Forces, Vinoy Park Hotel Postcard

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Title

Quarters of U.S. Army Air Forces, Vinoy Park Hotel Postcard

Alternative Title

Vinoy Park Hotel Postcard

Subject

St. Petersburg (Fla.)
Army
Air Force

Description

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 Henry L. Taylor to design a new building, which opened in 2915. In the early 1940s, the building served as a training facility for U.S. Army Air Corps, and has also been used as a training facility for military cooks and bakers. The Vinoy reopened as a hotel in 1945, but closed in 1974. After a $93-million restoration and expansion in 1992, the hotel opened again as the Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort and Golf Club.

This postcard is part of a collection of postcards kept by Lucile Campbell, a schoolteacher in Sanford, Florida, for 30 years. In 1931, she took advantage of a special rate for teachers and sailed to Europe, where she traveled for several months and is thought to have acquired many of these postcards. During the 1940-1941 school year, Campbell taught at Sanford Grammar School. Before her retirement in 1970, she taught at many other area schools, including the Oviedo School, Westside Grammar School, and Pinecrest Elementary School. Campbell used these postcards as aids in her classrooms to teach advanced subjects, such as Shakespearean drama. The collection, along with her other teaching aids, papers, and photographs, was later found at Sanford Grammar School after it became the University of Central Florida's Public History Center. Campbell's postcard collection and photographs provide insight into the life of a respected Florida educator.

Creator

Florida Card Company

Source

Original 3 x 5 inch color postcard by Florida Card Company: ACC# SM-00-243, file folder 1 (U.S. blanks), box 10A, Lucile (Mary Lucile) Campbell Collection, UCF Public History Center, Sanford, Florida.

Publisher

Curt Teich and Company

Date Created

ca. 1898-1978

Date Copyrighted

ca. 1898-1978

Contributor

Campbell, Lucile

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original 3 x 5 inch color postcard by Florida Card Company.

Is Part Of

File folder 1 (U.S. blanks), box 10A, Lucile (Mary Lucile) Campbell Collection, UCF Public History Center, Sanford, Florida.
Lucile Campbell Collection, Student Museum and UCF Public History Center Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

application/pdf

Extent

308 KB

Medium

3 x 5 inch color postcard

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Vinoy Park Hotel, St. Petersburg, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Geography Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by the Florida Card Company and published by Curt Teich and Company.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by the UCF Public History Center and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Aphasia Project

Curator

Raffel, Sara

Digital Collection

External Reference

"Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort and Golf Club." Historic Hotels of America. http://www.historichotels.org/hotels-resorts/the-vinoy-renaissance-st-petersburg-resort-and-golf-club/.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

1 color postcard

Physical Dimensions

3 x 5 inches

Citation

Florida Card Company, “Quarters of U.S. Army Air Forces, Vinoy Park Hotel Postcard,” RICHES, accessed April 14, 2024, https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/omeka/items/show/6809.

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