Whidden's Marina - Boca Grande, Florida, USA
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N 26° 44.769 W 082° 15.432
17R E 374981 N 2958936
Quick Description: A working marina originally built in 1922, still in operation and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 6/20/2019 7:08:25 AM
Waymark Code: WM10T70
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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Long Description:
Located on Gasparilla Island in the community of Boca Grande is Whidden's Marina. Whidden's Marina is the last of the early 1900's working businesses on the island in its original location and buildings.

"The marina, inpart, consists of a small collection of historic resources. The two Frame Vernacular primary historic buildings that support the marina consist of a one-story fishhouse, built about 1922. The other, a two-story building traditionally used as a general store, kitchen, and restaurant/dance hall down stairs, has residential spaces on the second floor. The larger building, constructed between 1926 and 1933, was assembled with galvanized bolts. In addition to these primary resources, the marina contains a maintenance shop (c. 1940), slip (c. 1940), water tank (c. 1925), and boat-shed (c. 1940) that contribute to the property. Built between c. 1922 and 1940, a contributing wooden dock system measuring nearly three hundred feet in length also supports the marina." Excerpted from the NRHP Nomination Form.
Street address:
190 1st Street East
Boca Grande, FL USA
33921


County / Borough / Parish: Lee

Year listed: 2000

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Commerce, Industry, Entertainment/Recreation

Periods of significance: 1925-1949, 1900-1924

Historic function: Commerce/Trade, Transportation

Current function: Commerce/Trade, Transportation

Privately owned?: yes

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 2: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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