Editor’s note: This summer we will be “On the Road” with our friends from History. We are grateful to Dr. Libby O’Connell and her team for sharing their expertise and knowledge with us about Florida history. Please enjoy the above video and learning more about The Plant Museum.
Henry B. Plant built a luxury hotel modeled on a fantastic Moorish palace, and called it the Tampa Bay Hotel.
In the late 1800’s, at a time when most Americans lived without electricity or indoor plumbing, Plant outfitted each room with running water, electric power, and even a telephone. People flocked here for the glamour, and Plant made millions on his new concept: the destination resort.
Today the hotel is a fascinating museum on the campus of the University of Tampa.
Have you visited The Plant Museum? Do you have questions about the historic location or about Henry B. Plant?
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