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Gingerbread Hotel: 1900

Gingerbread Hotel: 1900

Florida circa 1900. "Tampa Bay Hotel." A 500-room resort opened in 1891 by steamship and railroad magnate Henry Plant, now home to the Henry B. Plant Museum on the University of Tampa campus. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.


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