Florida's History Through Its Places
Punta Gorda PUNTA GORDA ATLANTIC COAST LINE DEPOT 1009 Taylor Rd. 1928. Mediterranean Revival. 1 story. Excellent example of the use of Mediterranean Revival in commercial transportation. Largely a freight depot. Played a major role in linking town's fish catch to northern markets. Only structure left i
Vicinity of Placida BIG MOUND KEY/BOGGESS RIDGE ARCHAEOLOGICAL DISTRICT CR 771. a.d. 400-a.d. 1748. Weeden Island and Safety Harbor periods. 4 shell mounds on Big Mound Key and 3 linear sand ridges, each 20 meters wide and 35 to 100 meters long, 400 meters to the N on Boggess Ridge. Private. N.R. 1990.
Bull Key WEST COAST FISHING COMPANY RESIDENTIAL CABIN WILLIS FISH CABIN and ICING STATION In Charlotte Harbor. 1920-1930. Frame Vernacular with metal roofs. 1 story. Buildings to house fishermen and process fish when fishing was a very important activity in Charlotte Harbor. Buildings were portable and have been in several places in the harbo
Punta Gorda H.W. SMITH BUILDING (Smith Arcade). 121 E. Marion Ave. 1926. Mission and Mediterranean Revival. 1 story. Designed as an arcade, it has a central hallway with commercial space on both sides. Important commercial building in the center of the city. Post Office occupied space in the building f
Punta Gorda OLD FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF PUNTA GORDA (Old Merchants Bank). 133 W. Marion Ave. 1912. Masonry Vernacular with Neo-Classical elements. 2 stories. Marble facing used liberally in the interior. Oldest extant bank building in Charlotte County. Played major role in the development of commerce in the city. Private. N.R.