The Henry Plant Museum is a step back into the past of a Tampa that was finding its early footing as an American city. Inside this unique architecture, they have an amazing collection of photos, furniture and artifacts woven into the story of early Tampa. The story of Mr. Plant and the hotel is somewhat like that of 'Citizen Kane', where Mr. Plant risked millions to build a one of a kind hotel filled with European treasures to attract Americans down to Tampa. This story even includes a chapter with Teddy Roosevelt and the Spanish American War. The veranda columns and woodwork are amazing craftsmanship, and so well preserved. Look at the wood doors, also incredible. Most of the building is now used by Tampa University, but this one wing was saved for the Museum. By the way, visit the main lobby also. Well worth the time for a visit.
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