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Creation Date

1-17-2009

Building Name

Prescott Building

Description

The Palace Saloon (Prescott Building), Fernandina Beach, Fl.

The Beaux Arts style building was constructed by Josiah H. Prescott, in 1878 as a dry-goods store and haberdashery and was known as the Prescott Building. In 1901, Louis G. Hirth bought the building and replaced shoes with booze and opened the Palace Saloon in 1903.

In the early days it was known as the "Ship Captains Bar" and served only the elite. Today it is " Florida's Oldest" continously operated drinking establishment. The saloon’s 40-foot bar is a wonderful relic from the turn of the century, surrounded by mosaic tile floors, embossed tin ceilings and murals painted on the walls. The Palace offers live musical entertainment. Contributing Building - Fernandina Beach Historic District - National Register of Historic Places NRIS #73000593

Latitude, Longitude

30.67137778, -81.46471389

Keywords

Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida --Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida -- Jacksonville; Commercial buildings-Florida-Fernandina Beach; Palace Saloon; Prescott Building; Louis G hirth; Ship Captains Bar; Historic district; Nassau County (Fl); Fernandina Beach (Fl)

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