Palace of Florence II ,
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1926 2012

1926 2012


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.

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All prints, 11x14 and smaller, come with a decorative white mat. Unless otherwise specified, the historic photo and modern photo are printed on the same sheet of photographic paper. If you would like your photo framed or printed in a size not listed, please feel free to contact me .
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Photo Credits

Historic photograph Courtesy of the Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library System

Modern photograph by Bryan Weinstein

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  1. Dan Perez says:

    Does anyone know what was the purpose of the structure on the roof of the tower?

  2. Bryan says:

    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.

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