Plant, Henry Bradley, 1819-1899
PICO Hotel, located at 209 North Oak Avenue in Sanford, Florida, was built in 1887 for Henry Bradley Plant, President of the Plant Investment Company (PICO). The onion-shaped dome located on the southwest corner of the roof resembled a Turkish minaret. The dome was destroyed by a severe thunderstorm in the 1950s and was never replaced. The PICO Hotel served as the terminal hotel for a railroad and two steamship lines owned by Henry Plant. President Calvin Coolidge spent the night at the PICO Hotel during his visit to Sanford.
Original color digital images by Austin Smith, December 19, 2010.
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Sanford Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
7 color digital images
PICO Hotel, Sanford, Florida
Originally created by Austin Smith and owned by RICHES of Central Florida.
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Smith, Austin. “PICO Hotel.” RICHES of Central Florida accessed July 2, 2022, https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/omeka/items/show/758.