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534-544 N. Main St.

 534-544 N. Main St.

Skyland Hotel

Six-story beige brick structure with cast concrete details on cornice and frieze. Concrete band runs beneath sixth floor windows. Metal replacement windows when building converted to apartments. Central three bays of second floor project out over sidewalk supported by brick and metal piers. This originally served as a balcony from the second floor (from the Banks of the Oklawaha, photograph). Modern storefronts. Built at the urgings of individuals who wanted a hotel in the main commercial district, the opening came only months before the crash of the stockmarket which ended the 1920s boom era. The hotel survived the Depression and received considerable additions in 1947.


Skyland Hotel 1929 

Built at a cost of $300,000 and dedicated on June 25, 1929, it operated as a 76 room hotel until the early 1970s when the rooms were reconfigured and became privately owned.  Famous guests include F. Scott Fitzgerald, Lee Marvin, Minnie Pearl, Robert Mitchum and later president Ronald Reagan.

534-544 N. Main St. Photo from 1987.

Historic District
Main Street