by Free Spirit
June 23, 2001
The dining room is grand. Beside the museum entrance is an old Otis elevator, probably the oldest in Florida. The architecture of the building is special. The front veranda is huge and wonderful. The restoration of the roof with its minarets cost 10 million dollars. I really enjoyed this sight. The museum was supposed to be open, but looking around and reading about the building was fine. The lady who was so nice told me that at one time the area to see or live in Tampa was "South" Tampa. I wanted to see the bay most of all, and she told me to cross Kennedy and go south on South Blvd. She thought I would enjoy looking at the homes. I followed her advice and was not disappointed.
From journal Amazing Tampa Simplified