Palmetto proposal for hotel wrong about being a first for city

November 28, 2013 

The proposed hotel would not be the first in Palmetto as reported! The Oaks Hotel was located on the corner of 10th Avenue and Fifth Street, was built in 1905, burned down, and then was torn down in 1971.

I am a Palmetto native (1939) and know a little history of the city. I am surprised no one else has brought this up. But we have so many "newcomers" in the city who do not really know our past!

Byron M. Smith, Jr.


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