The fabulous Floridan Palace Hotel, built in 1926, and Don CeSar, built in 1928, catered to wealthy socialites who visited the Tampa Bay Area on a seasonal basis. It is essential to understand the tourism industries effect on the growth and…

The late 19th-century “Gilded Age” socialites of the northeast sought a subtropical retreat for the harsh winter months. The Tampa Bay Hotel, built in 1891, and the Don CeSar, built in 1928, are excellent examples of the grand establishments…

The Tampa Bay Hotel was famous around the world for the beautiful sculptures and artistic works that lined its walls and the surrounding Plant Park. Guests of the hotel marveled at the pieces that adorned the entryway of the Hotel, all the way down…

In 1926, the crown jewel theatre of America, also known as the Tampa Theatre, was built. The renowned theatre architect John Eberson created the unique design for the theatre. The Tampa Bay Theatre defines his work as “atmospheric ”. When guests…