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- Make (something) look more attractive by adding ornament to it
- (decorate) make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.; "Decorate the room for the party"; "beautify yourself for the special day"
- (decorate) award a mark of honor, such as a medal, to; "He was decorated for his services in the military"
- Provide (a room or building) with a color scheme, paint, wallpaper, etc
- (decorate) deck: be beautiful to look at; "Flowers adorned the tables everywhere"
- a state in southeastern United States between the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
- Florida is the debut full-length studio album by producer and DJ Diplo.
- Florida is a Barcelona Metro station in the municipality of L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, served by L1 (red line). The station opened in 1987 as part of the newly-built extension of the subway line further into L'Hospitalet.
- A state in the southeastern US, on a peninsula that extends into the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico; pop. 15,982,378; capital, Tallahassee; statehood, Mar. 3, 1845 (27). Explored by Ponce de Leon in 1513, it was purchased from Spain by the US in 1819. It is a popular resort and retirement area
- A way of using language
- designate by an identifying term; "They styled their nation `The Confederate States'"
- manner: how something is done or how it happens; "her dignified manner"; "his rapid manner of talking"; "their nomadic mode of existence"; "in the characteristic New York style"; "a lonely way of life"; "in an abrasive fashion"
- make consistent with a certain fashion or style; "Style my hair"; "style the dress"
- A way of painting, writing, composing, building, etc., characteristic of a particular period, place, person, or movement
- A manner of doing something
Casa Florida: Spanish-Style Houses from Winter Park to Coral Gables
Florida’s architectural history can be traced to the Spanish colonial settlement of St. Augustine in the mid-16 century, while the state’s architectural development reached its mature stage in the 19th century. Casa Florida is an exuberant, full-color celebration of the enduring influence of Spanish architecture and design upon Florida’s resorts, private houses, and gardens.
Casa Florida explores the earliest influences of the Spanish style in the Sunshine State, its revival in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and its contemporary expression in architecture today, with a strong focus on the style’s unifying concept of fantasy and Florida’s unique tendency to inspire enraptured states of mind and spectacular built environments. Susan Sully provides colorful history and anecdotes that complement Steven Brooke’s magnificent full-color photography of the region’s signature style in examples representing the entire state and ranging from the charming to the splendid.
Florida - Capt Tony's Saloon, site of the original Sloppy Joe's and the location Hemmingway drank
IF THE WALLS COULD TALK 428 Greene Street would begin by telling of the early years when it originally served as an Ice house, which doubled as a City Morgue in the days before electric refrigeration. Sailboats took bananas to Boston and shipped ice back as ballast, cut from frozen lakes in the north. The wide doors allowed for easy access for horses to wheel the ice inside.
428 Greene Street housed a wireless telegraph station. In 1898, during the Spanish-American War, the battleship Maine was destroyed, as the news came from Havana to Key West and it was reported all over the world from this building.
428 Greene Street was a cigar factory, then it was a bordello, and a bar popular with the Navy until it was forced out of business. After that, it became several speakeasies, the last of which was named The Blind Pig, specializing in gambling, women, and Hoover gold (the local's nickname for bootleg rum).
A local Conch named Joe "Josie" Russell bought the business in the early 30's. He also had a charter boat business and owned a small speakeasy at the end of Duval Street. Josie Russell held the lease at 428 Greene Street as early as 1930, and at the end of Prohibition.
Josie Russell made the decision to move his speakeasy from Duval St. to 428 Greene Street, which had three times the space.
Sloppy Joe's at 428 Green Street
was legally opened in 1933 and is the oldest licensed saloon in Florida.
The long wooden bar was on the left, the booths went to the back of the building, and there was a large room off to one side. The room had ceiling fans and sawdust floors. The two large French doors were the only means of light. The gambling consisted of roulette, craps, blackjack, one-armed bandits, faro and celo. Rumba was the music of the time and one could dance to the live music.
The back room at Sloppy Joe's known as the Silver Slipper, served as the dance hall. Silver Slipper (Now the pool room at Captain Tony's Saloon)
Sloppy Joe's Bar during the overwhelming majority of Ernest Hemingway's life in Key West.
Josie Russell, in a dispute with the landlord over a $4 rent increase
and a clause in the lease stating that all the fixtures must stay
if he ended the lease, decided to moved the entire bar in the
middle of the night, (including the light fixtures) a half a block away, to it's third and final location, which he ran until his passing in 1941.
(The urinal from 428 Greene Street was taken to Hemingway's house, where it remains to this day).
428 Greene Street's landlord leased the building to a gay named Morgan Bird, who opened the saloon as the Duval Club. He decorated the saloon in late-Victorian style. He threw large, lavish "gay" parties in the Duval Club, where the gay patrons propositioned sailors. Despite warning from the Navy, Morgan proceeded with his parties, until the Navy placed the Duval Club "off limits". The Navy board's action caused an 80% decrease in business, so Morgan was forced to close.
Anthony "Tony" Tarracino, a colorful man in his own right, was born 1916 in Elizabeth, New Jersey. His father was a bootlegger and
as a youngster, he helped his father make bootleg whiskey.
Tony loved to gamble and with his brother, concocted a scheme
to beat the bookies. From a TV in his home, he was able to receive the signals from a New Jersey racetrack. They heard the race results before anyone else, so they were able to place bets moments before the results were in and win.
They won so much that they ran out of bookies. Finally the scheme was found out and one of the bookies arranged his demise. He was carried to a dump (where Newark Airport is now) and severely beaten, left for dead. Two days later he woke up and headed for Florida.
In 1948 Tony found his way to Hialeah to bet at Tropical Park racetrack, in a pink Cadillac with a girlfriend from home. He gambled away all his money, so he sent his girlfriend back home, giving her the car. With $18 in his pocket, he hitched a ride to Key West on a milk truck.
Villa Vizcaya is a villa in a North Italian sixteenth-century style— the Villa Rezzonico at Bassano del Grappa was the basic inspiration— on the remains of an estate in Miami, Florida, that was designed for James Deering as a winter residence. Deering's advisor in assembling the architectural elements to be incorporated in the villa was the decorative painter Paul Chalfin; the architect Chalfin recommended, who drew together the disparate collection into a harmonious whole, was F. Burrall Hoffman. Villa Vizcaya is open as the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, which consist of the Villa and its grounds, and the museum's collections. The gardens now cover 10 acres (40,000 m?) of land on Biscayne Bay. It contains over 70 rooms decorated with 16th through early 19th century furnishings and European decorative art. Thirty-five rooms are currently open to the public.
By virtue of the construction of Villa Vizcaya, the socially retiring James Deering was a major figure in Miami's early history. He inherited a position as a Vice President of the International Harvester Company, the trust that combined the former rival McCormick and Deering harvester manufacturing corporations. Deering used Villa Vizcaya as a winter home from 1916 to the time of his death in 1925.
In 1952, Miami-Dade County purchased the estate's buildings, then in decline, for $1 million in revenue bonds and Deering's heirs donated the estate's furnishings and art to the County. The villa and botanical garden are currently owned by Miami-Dade County and are located at 3251 South Miami Avenue in Coconut Grove. It is currently a National Historic Landmark and is open to the public daily except for Christmas Day.
The palatial villa is surrounded by outstanding formal gardens, statuaries, fountains, and hidden grottoes. Sadly, major damage from hurricanes has left in ruins such monuments as the sculptural breakwater barge in the bay that was designed to be an allegorical representation of Cleopatra's Barge, and the Peacock Bridge, which spanned a small canal that divides the estate with land now occupied by Mercy Hospital.
The gardens were designed by thelandscape architect Diego Suarez, a Colombian native whose taste had been formed in working with Arthur Acton in restoring the gardens of Villa La Pietra, Florence. The plan is of patterned parterres of scrolllwork set in oystershell paths radiating from the center of the villa, influenced by Renaissance Italian and French design. They include a hedge maze, and a good collection of orchids in the David A. Klein Orchidarium. Collections include much of the villa's original furniture and works of art. It is sometimes called the "Hearst Castle of the East", and has been accredited by the American Association of Museums.
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