Permanent Collection

  • c. 1897
  • Height: 7 x 9 in.
  • Photograph

The Tampa Bay Hotel is unique in design and geographical position. J. A. Wood drew his inspiration for the design from the Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain, including his use of domes, minarets, horseshoe arches and geometric patterns. The location of the building offered guests multiple scenic points of entry to the grounds. Arrival was possible via train on the west front, by Lafayette Street at the south gates, or from the Hillsborough River on the east side.

historic photo of hotel from across river

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Accession number: 1998.064.052