Mystery solved, or is it?

The HDR photo below is in my portfolio. I originally thought it was some type of warehouse that supported the train station across the street. After further research though, I’m not so sure that’s the case.

After a lot of research by myself and a friend of mine we were able to find this wikipedia reference (we looked everywhere to find this, I was shocked at just how much research it took just to get this but once we found this, we were able to get some more good info.).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Union_Depot_Hotel

Take a look at the photo under the gallery tab on the wikipedia page above.

“Union Hotel and Cafe”

I found this info out at another site

1912. Masonry Vernacular. Two stories. The building is six-sided, a ground plan that conforms to the irregularly shaped lots on which it was constructed. The hotel was constructed to serve as a satellite lodging and commercial venue for the nearby Union Station, which was erected to facilitate Tampa’s increasing rail traffic during the early twentieth century. The hotel building is all that remains of a continuous series of twelve two-story brick storefronts that were constructed Private. NR 2000. preclude.

Along with this photo

So from everything I’ve collected here, it sure like it’s the Union Hotel and Cafe, right? Not according to the city, they say that the Hotel and Cafe are down the street from here. Yet, this is a National Registered Landmark.

So what now? Oh and to make things a little more interesting, the land if for sale.

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