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An exquisite collection of porcelains and decorative arts that harken back to the grand dynasties of 19th century Europe and Asia.
Red Cross Nursing and the War of 1898
Visitors will see the European, Middle Eastern and Asian themes emerge as they examine the furnishing.
Directly under a minaret, the Parlor Suite is perfectly located to catch cool cross breezes.
“We are not working only for the present, but for the future.” - Henry B. Plant, 1892
Tampa and the Tampa Bay Hotel played an important role in the Spanish-American War during the summer of 1898.
Open from December to April throughout the 1890s, the Hotel was a lively place with magnificent balls, tea parties, and organized hunts during the winter social season.
Gardens were an important center of living for the Victorians, and the Tampa Bay Hotel.
The collection reflects the lifestyle of the late Victorian period, an era of conspicuous consumption appropriately dubbed "The Gilded Age.”
The floor covering in this room is original to the Tampa Bay Hotel.
The room looks just as it did in 1898 when Lt. Col. Theodore Roosevelt, Clara Barton and others stayed here.
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