Oh how I love to photograph old buildings like this one with so much character.
And being able to research the history online is wonderful!
I even found a blog HERE with photos and lots of information. I thought this was interesting…
“Hotel's Origins A Mystery
By Jorge Sanchez
Citrus County Bureau
INVERNESS – If wall could speak, then perhaps the shroud of mystery surrounding the Colonial Hotel in downtown Inverness would be unveiled to reveal the true age and origin on one of the county’s oldest and least-understood landmarks.
There are no registered blueprints for the aged wooden structure. County records trail off near the turn of the century, after chronicling a half-dozen ownership changes. Some people who bought the hotel kept it for nearly 60 years, others sold it after 11 months.”
“The Crown Hotel has a long and time-honored history in Inverness. Originally called the Orange Hotel, the building was constructed in the early 1920s, according to Inverness city clerk Marilyn Jordan.”
I could spend hours on this blog learning about the old Crown Hotel. Now it is an Assisted Living Facility.
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AND Mosaic Monday HERE !