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Date

Spring 3-1978

Description

The Renaissance Vinoy Resort & Golf Club in St. Petersburg was built in 1925. The building was constructed in the Mediterranean Revival design complete with cypress-beamed ceilings and handmade tile work. The hotel also has its own private marina known as the Vinoy Marina. The Vinoy has gone through many phases in its history. In early 1940’s, during World War II, it was converted into a training facility for the Army Air Corps, in the 1970’s the hotel fell on hard times and was in a state of disrepair and became a haven for vagrants. It wasn’t until 1992 that a 93 million dollar restoration project restored and expanded the Vinoy into what it is today.

Notes

http://www.vinoymarina.com/marina/hotels/hotel-information/travel/tpasr-renaissance-vinoy-resort-and-golf-club/Resort-Amenities-4.html

(Accessed on 11 May 2012)

http://www.historichotels.org/hotels-resorts/renaissance-vinoy-resort-golf-club/history.php

(Accessed on 11 May 2012)

Creator 1 Role

Photographer

Creator 2 Role

Architect

Building Type

Hotel

Subject Headings

Buildings -- Historic buildings -- Historical hotel -- Hotels -- Maintenance and repair -- Vangrancy;

Country Name

United States of America

Region Name

Florida

City Name

Saint Petersburg

Street Address

501 Fifth Avenue NE

Keywords

Historic buildings, historic hotels, Renaissance Vinoy Resort, Mediterranean Revival design, architecture American, abandoned, vagrancy

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