Remnants of Florida’s Early Years: Behind the Walls of a Sports Bar

Discussion in 'The Golden Era' started by Fading Fast, Oct 21, 2020.

  1. Fading Fast

    Fading Fast

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    PICTURE THE FRESH, CLEAN WALLS of a modern interior space. It’s hard to imagine they would hide anything special, but in the case of a former sports bar in St. Petersburg, Florida, some of them concealed a world of history, hidden for decades. When the walls came down during recent construction, they revealed century-old relics from a storied age: a telephone switchboard, a partial staircase, a double-sided fireplace, and an entire elevator with an elegant ceiling flecked with gold leaf.

    Full story: https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/detroit-hotel-florida-history

    Good story, cool find and love the old telephone switchboard ⇩ (which, I'm thinking, @LizzieMaine will love).
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  2. LizzieMaine

    LizzieMaine Bartender

    Looks like they just pulled out the main phone cable to the board and just left it hanging there. Hook it back up and see what happens!
     
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