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Charlotte County

653 - Punta Gorda
Punta Gorda A. C. FREEMAN HOUSE 639 E. Hargraves Ave. (moved). 1903. Carpenter Queen Anne. 2 stories, frame. County pine with exterior trim of pine, cypress, and some oak. Square tower on northeast corner. One of the best-preserved buildings in Punta Gorda from the turn of the century.

655 - Punta Gorda
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

657 - Punta Gorda
Punta Gorda PUNTA GORDA RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT 1880-1910. 163 buildings, 125 or historical interest. Masonry and Frame Vernacular, some Neo-Classical style and Craftsman. The houses reflect a prosperous and well-planned community, which based its economy on several different industries-fishing, phosp

660 - Punta Gorda
Punta Gorda VILLA BIANCA 2330 Shore Dr. 1926. Mediterranean Revival. Maxwell Charles Price, architect. 2 and a half stories. Stucco exterior. Excellent example of a residence built for an affluent town resident. Building and grounds retain much of the character they had in the 1

651 - Vicinity of Placida
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.

650 - Bull Key
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

652 - Punta Gorda
Punta Gorda CHARLOTTE HIGH SCHOOL 1250 Cooper St. 1926. Masonry Vernacular with Neo-Classical elements. 3 stories. For over 60 years the school has been Punta Gorda's chief educational facility. Public. N.R. 1990.

659 - Punta Gorda
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

654 - Punta Gorda
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.

656 - Punta Gorda
Punta Gorda PUNTA GORDA ICE PLANT 408 Tamiami Trail. 1913, expanded in 1926. Masonry Vernacular. 2 stories. Played a significant role in both the fishing and railroad industry in the community between 1913 and 1933. Served the fishing industry as far south as Fort Myers. Private. N.R. 19

658 - Punta Gorda
Punta Gorda PUNTA GORDA WOMAN'S CLUB 118 Sullivan St. 1925. Mediterranean Revival. 1 story. Gabled roof on front with built-up parapet. Club formed from merger of 3 woman's clubs. Still in use as a woman's club. Site of first community library. Private. N.R. 1991.

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