Yesterday's St. Augustine
A nostalgic view of St. Augustine, through the eye of the camera, from the 1860's to the 1920's
by Geoff Dobson

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Cordova Hotel, 1891. The Cordova was the third hotel owned by Henry Flagler. It later served as the County Courthouse and presently is the Casa Monica Hotel.

Parlor, Cordova Hotel, 1891

The Barcelona Hotel, 1891

The Buckingham. The view is from Cordova Street looking west across the park in front of the Alcazar. The Hotel was located on the corner of King and Grenada Streets. The location was later the site of the Grenada Hotel.

Bay Street, 1920's. On the left is the Monson. In the distance may be seen the Bennett Hotel. For closeup see next photo.

The Bennett was located across from the carriage stands on the bayfront.

The Bennett. Sometimes hotel postcards might be slightly altered so as to make the scene much more attractive. In this instance, note the width of Bay Street. Although the street has been widened since the 1930's, it was not as narrow as depicted here. Also note that the building between the Bennett and the corner has vanished.

New Dixie Highway Hotel, 35 St. George Street.

Castle Warden. Castle Warden Hotel, presently the Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum, was owned by Norton Sanford Baskin, husband of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlins, author of The Yearling and Cross Creek.

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