Palace of Florence II ,
Davis Island Map
The Palace of Florence, as shown here, was constructed in 1926 and restored in 2003. Its design was inspired by Palazza Vecchio, in Florence, Italy. The building was originally built as an apartment-hotel where people could rent one of its 28 rooms by the day, week, month, or year. On a side note, notice that the appearance of the electric poles don’t appear to have changed much in the last eighty years.
Does anyone know what was the purpose of the structure on the roof of the tower?
Good questions. I always assumed that it was for a canvas roof. However, now that you mention it, all of the photos I have ever seen of the Palace all have the same (what I’m assuming are ) bare metal poles up there. Even the original plans look like that.