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Today, the Henry B. He had hospital train cars (at) the end of the line so that there was a hospital available so that injuries could be taken care of right on the spot and you werent waiting days to get to a doctor. We therefore recommend you to always check the opening hours with Henry B. Tall tales, trip guides, & the world's weird & wonderful. We get people every day coming to the museum (saying) I just had to see what this building was, she said.
He was born in Branford, Conn. His father passed away when he was very young and his mother moved him to New York. So Henry Plant ended up owning just huge amounts of land throughout the state. Florida Please note that opening hours on special days or holidays may differ from what is displayed here. He had eight hotels throughout the state. We know that Henry Plant valued hard work, that he was an incredibly hard worker and that he valued his employees. And this was the first building in the state to be completely electrified. He had hospital train cars when they were building train lines, which was incredibly dangerous work, and men were maimed and killed with some frequency. The 1891 Tampa Bay Hotel, now a National Historic Landmark, is home to The University of Tampa and the Henry B. USA. I think you could just go and walk around for free and get the same experience. This is a cool building but the museum is pretty boring. Wood. Brown, to D.C. to lobby for all troops to come through Tampa going to Cuba. Check for holiday hours. Henry and Margaret Plant went on a buying trip to Europe before the hotel opened and came back with 40 train cars full of stuff. Plant Museum, located in the south wing of the original Tampa Bay Hotel, features original opulent furnishings and artifacts from the hotel collected by Mr. and Mrs. Plant on several buying trips to Europe and the Orient. He got a job with the Adams Express Company, a steamship company, when he was a teenager and worked his way up from cabin boy all the way to the top. Plant Museum. Henry Plant knew him and said, I want a building thats going to look exotic, that people are going to remember, that people are going to have to go into when they see this building. In Tampa, he wanted an area where he could build the rail line in and then develop a port. To this day, the minarets are still a lure. Be the first to add a review to the Henry B. Hours: Closed Mondays; open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; open noon-5 p.m. Sunday. We went from 800 residents to 15,000 residents in a very short period of time. The architect was a man named J.A. He wanted that empire to have a palace and that palace was the Tampa Bay Hotel now referred to as Floridas first Magic Kingdom. Plant Museum is open? Letsgetstarted. Thats just incredible. The rooms remain furnished as they were when Theodore Roosevelt stayed there on his way to Cuba to fight in the Spanish-American war. It had all of the best technological advances, including telephones in every room. We have the same furniture, the same paintings hanging on the same walls. And that really transformed the city. The museum transports you through educational exhibits and events to the late Victorian period, the beginning of Floridas tourist industry, and the early years of the City of Tampa. Most history museums, youre going to see either authentic pieces in exhibit cases or youre going to see replicas in original spaces. Henry Plant was made president of the Southern Express Company and thats how he was able to get enough capital to buy railroads after the war and build himself an empire.
The Adams Express Company split into two. Plant Hall was originally built by Henry B. So he was doing what he could to make sure that his employees were well taken care of. One of Churchills business cards was in the hotel papers, so there is evidence that Churchill stayed here. The state of Florida had land grant programs at the time where you were granted land in exchange for building railroads connecting cities. So, you could come to Tampa but where were you going to stay and what were you going to do?So he built two hotels in Tampa, the Inn at Port Tampa and the Tampa Bay Hotel, the building that were in today.
Plant as the Tampa Bay Hotel ; a 511-room resort-style hotel that opened on Fe. And in an exhibit that runs through December, visitors can see Frederic Remingtons sketchbook of scenes at the Tampa Bay Hotel, where he stayed as a war correspondent. It worked out very well. These are the opening hours: The Henry B. During the 1880s, Henry Bradley Plant was building an empire of railroads, steamships and hotels. Tampa, Did you know: If you use the Roadtrippers mobile app, your trips will instantly auto-sync over Ready for navigation and good times! Plant opened his luxurious Tampa Bay Hotel on the shores of the Hillsborough River.
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Henry Plant sent his lieutenant, Franklin Q. Plant Museum (Plant Museum) is housed in the south wing of Plant Hall on the University of Tampa 's campus, located at 401 West Kennedy Boulevard in Tampa Florida . The rest either were burned down, torn down or destroyed in hurricanes. There was hunting, fishing. As Bucs season looms, milestones in view for Tom Brady and Co. Rays Shane McClanahan will be AL All-Star starter, Teaching rookies the right way to ride a motorcycle, USF anthropologist unearths the past, one identity at a time, The Humane Society of Pinellas helps pets find the love they need, Florida Holocaust Museum in St. Petersburg works to educate, enlighten visitors, Tampa police hope tattoo can help identify young female found dead. Plant Museum before your visit. Henry Plant worked his way up from the bottom. Subscribe to our free Tampa Times newsletter. Learn the significance of the hotel during the early stages of the Spanish American War and how Tampa was thrust into the world arena in the summer of 1898. Other artifacts on display include the baseball that Babe Ruth slammed in 1919 in what is said to be his longest home run ever 587 feet from Tampas Plant Field. Lindsay Huban talks about the impact of the railroad baron and his famous hotel-turned-museum. The University of Tampa occupies most of what is now called Plant Hall, but the first floor is preserved as the Henry B. You can build bonfires in the evening and theyll reflect the light.
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No. So then we had 30,000 people coming to town, riding Henry Plants trains so that the officers could stay in Henry Plants hotels and everybody could get on Henry Plants steamships and go to Cuba. I love that we have black and white photos scattered around the museum so that you can see what this room looked like in 1895 and you can see that it looks the same today. There was a racetrack, baseball grounds, acres and acres of gardens. This is listed as a hotel, it is not a hotel.
This hotel opened in 1891; it ran as a hotel for 40 years. This site no longer supports your current browser. Most of what we have in the collection is the original furniture in the original location, which is just amazing. . The ball was signed by Ruth and Boston Red Sox manager Ed Barrow. So you were really living in the lap of luxury if you were a guest here at the hotel. Anything you plan or save automagically syncs with the apps, ready for you to hit the road! Well, if you were a guest here at the hotel you could do pretty much anything you wanted to. (He) built the rail line into town. Shining silver domes are going to reflect the sunlight. Some research that we discovered is that Henry Plant offered all of his employees health insurance in the 1880s and 90s. Lindsay Huban, 38, interim director of the museum, said Henry Plant wanted an exotic-looking building, something people would feel like they just had to go into. This is the only one of Plants hotels that is still standing. When he learned that African-American employees in Waycross, Ga. were having trouble finding affordable housing, he bought land to build houses for them. The hours of the current day (today) are highlighted. [ MARTHA ASENCIO RHINE | Tampa Bay Times ], At Moms for Liberty event in Tampa, a push to win school board elections, Woodson Museum gets access to huge collection of Black history artifacts, UK breaks its record for highest temperature as heat builds, Tampa police release name of man killed in May shooting, seek tips, Rays report: Brandon Lowe activated, Ryan Yarbrough starting, Bucs adding former Pro Bowl tight end Kyle Rudolph: reports, Domino effect: Five Pasco schools get new principals, Pinellas County Commission: Tampa Bay Times Editorial Board recommendations. Plant Museum. But war correspondents like Frederic Remington, Stephen Crane, Richard Harding Davis, those were the gentlemen that were staying here at the hotel. Plant Museum. 33616 Want to know when Henry B. Please use a modern and up-to-date browser version for the best experience. 401 W Kennedy Blvd, TAMPA The minarets say Tampa and have ever since 1891, when railroad baron Henry B. Youll get a roundup of the biggest Tampa community news twice a week.