Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Palm Cottage


Palm Cottage was built in 1895.  It is the oldest remaining house in Naples.
(Europeans can laugh here about an 1895 house being old.)  
In the 1960s it was going to be torn down to make way for parking for the Naples Pier.
Members of the Naples Historical Society raised the money to buy the
cottage and avoid demolition.  Today it houses the Society and is open for tours.

23 comments:

William Kendall said...

Saving it was absolutely the right thing to do. It is beautiful.

Andy said...

Excellent photos Jack. This reminds me of the the line from the Joni Mitchell song. "They paved paradise and put up a parking lot."

Lowell said...

Thank goodness it wasn't torn down...just what Naples needs, another parking lot!

Am I to understand that you get a little nuts when it comes to squirrels?

Tanya Breese said...

it's beautiful....1895 is the oldest? so naples doesn't like anything too old huh?!

Existe Sempre Um Lugar said...

Bom dia,
Excelente fotorreportagem da casa que alguém teve o bom senso de não a demolir.
Abraço
ag

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

1895 is old for Arizona as well, except for Native American dwellings.

I once got a laugh from an Swedish innkeeper of an inn that dated to the 1500's. I told him that the charm of his resort reminded me of the inn where Julie and I were married, which is on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, as it was built in 1930.

Luis Gomez said...

Love that first shot Jack. Good thing it was saved!

Mersad said...

I'm always amazed at the light in your images. May I ask during what time of day you took these. It seems like it was during the day, but the light is soft, not harsh at all.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Sharon Anck said...

It's a beautiful place and reminds me so much of houses I saw in the Florida Keys.

Sylvia K said...

I'm glad they saved it!! Lovely place and great captures! As I've said before, you do get better by the day, Jack! Hope your week is going well!! Enjoy!

VP said...

I am not laughing: most of our old building aren't this nice!

RedPat said...

It's gorgeous, Jack! Glad it was saved.

cieldequimper said...

Laughing? Me? Nay. I think it's gorgeous and I absolutely adore your composition in the first shot!

jennyfreckles said...

That's older than my house (just) but it looks so modern. Glad they preserved it, it's really pretty. I like the top photo with the lines leading in.

Michelle said...

I'll just take this one too, while I am at it. Nice to see that it was preserved. BTW, in our small communities the dirt infield seems to be the norm. Occasionally, while playing elsewhere, the daughter will play in another format.

Randy said...

Nice looking home.

Kay said...

Good for the Historical Society! The 1960s and 70s seemed to be an era where so many people wanted to bulldoze just about anything with character. Huge swaths of San Francisco were cleared for "redevelopment" and it's a pity what replaced them. This cottage is a real gem and it looks lovingly cared for.

Halcyon said...

Another beauty!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Perfect base for the Historical Society Jack.. I totally relate to the 1895 thing, Perth is a young city also.

TexWisGirl said...

that's a beautiful place! (and a great fence!)

laughed at your comment about being too ornery to have memes dictate how you post/photograph. i, on the other hand, seem to need a few of those to give me structure to fill my week's posts. :)

TexWisGirl said...

and i wouldn't mind if you joined in any time you wanted to!

José Mendonça said...

Great composition on top, Jack!

Karl Demetz said...

What a great shot, Jack!
Wonderful composition and framing, you could use this for a catalogue.