Rolyat Hotel III ,
Gulfport Map

1926 2011

1926 2011


The entrance to the former Roylat Hotel. The Roylat, which is “Taylor” spelled backwards, was built Jack Taylor in 1926. The hotel was built to resemble a Spanish walled settlement. In 1929, after the collapse of the Florida land boom, the hotel was purchased by the Mendels brothers who operated the hotel until 1932. In 1932, the Florida Military Academy was relocated to the site. In 1954, Stetson University relocated their law school to the former Rolyat Hotel in Gulfport.

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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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