Permanent Collection


Permanent Collection

Since the founding of the Museum in 1933, many documents, photographs, postcards, menus, letters, advertising leaflets and promotional materials have been acquired. They help reveal the history of the Tampa Bay Hotel and Mr. Plant’s empire of railroads, steamships, steamboats, and hotels. Click on any of the images below for more information on an item. 

Images may not be copied or reproduced without permission of the Henry B. Plant Museum.  High resolution scans are available for purchase.

historic photo of hotel and bridge  historic photo of hotel under construction  historic photo of hotel east front

historic photo of hotel guests standing outside  historic photo of train stopped outside Hotel  historic photo of hotel veranda

historic postcard of hotel west front  historic photo of large group of construction workers outside hotel  plant system hotel pass

plant system pass  plant system railroad pass  plant system railway pass

historic photo of train stopped outside Hotel  postcard of hotel from across river  postcard of hotel veranda

historic photo of hotel roof showing minarets and dome  historic photo of hotel from across river  historic photo of hotel

historic advertisement for Tampa Bay Hotel  historic photo showing Lafayette street bridge and hotel in background  Tampa Bay Hotel brochure

historic photo showing hotel gates and building  historic photo of hotel from across river