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The Alcazar, St. Augustine, Florida.
  • William Henry Jackson, artist
    1843–1942
    born: Keesville, New York, United States ; died: New York, New York, United States
    Detroit Photographic Company, publisher
    active 1897–1924
  • The Alcazar, St. Augustine, Florida., 1902
  • Where object was made: St. Augustine, Florida, United States
  • photochrom
  • Object Height/Width: 17.39 x 22.69 cm
    Object Height/Width: 6 7/8 x 8 15/16 in
  • Gift of David J. and Rita Sloan Gottlieb
  • Not on display
  • 2012.0495
Description

Exterior. In the foreground, a pond with a central fountain extends into the center of the image. Its edges are dotted with large, potted succulents. Beyond the pond are shaped hedges, palm trees of many varieties, and in the background stands the Hotel Alcazar. This building, in the Spanish Renaissance Revival Style, features a red clay tile roof and two large turrets. It is notable for being among the earliest examples of poured concrete buildings in the world.