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Gulf Hotel: 1939

Gulf Hotel: 1939

        The Gulf Hotel building (and lighthouse) at 1315 Fifth Street.

April 1939. "Even the gas stations in Miami Beach are on an elaborate scale, often modern design, resembling hotels." Composite of two photos by Marion Post Wolcott for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

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Location, location

80 years later and they're still having problems leasing out that space.

A round of Gulf

Thank you for all of the wonderful pictures of this hotel/ gas station.

Amazing that they would have to advertise for a restaurant to fill the harbor-front view. I would have thought someone like Fred Harvey or Howard Johnson would have jumped on it. Perhaps the space was too small.

Where was Starbucks when you NEEDED them?

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