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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

The Continental: 1902

The Continental: 1902

1902. "Hotel Continental -- Atlantic Beach, Florida." Henry Flagler's massive wood-frame hostelry opened in 1901 and burned in 1919. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative by William Henry Jackson, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

Show Me The Money

Sweet! I love Henry Flagler! Thanks for posting one of his masterpieces. He had many. Feel free to post more!

You never come out ahead

I think the most risky business during that period must have been insuring Hotels against fire. Wood, ocean breeze,and enclosed groups of people were apparently not a good idea.

Replace all divots.

From FloridaMemory.com, "Golf links and palm trees, Continental Hotel - Atlantic Beach, Florida". Postcard postmarked July 1 1906. The beach is definitely the place to be in July in north Florida.

 
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