Historical buildings in the 1890s
that people liked to visit . . .
"The Rotunda. Royal Poinciana Hotel, Palm Beach, Florida" (ca. 1890s)
|Royal Poinciana in 1900|
Built in 1894 with oil and railroad money, this lavish six-story hotel became the largest wooden structure in the world. In its heyday, up to the 1920s, the Royal Poinciana could accommodate 2000 guests and employed 1700 people. When the stock market crashed in 1929, the hotel suffered. It was closed in 1934 and dismantled the following year.
Independence Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (ca. 1890s)
George Washington's Home, Mt. Vernon, Virginia (ca. 1890s)
"Fanueil Hall, "The Cradle of American Liberty,"
Boston, Massachusetts (ca. 1890s)
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