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  2. Henry B. Plant - Wikipedia

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    Morton. Signature. Henry Bradley Plant(October 27, 1819 – June 23, 1899), was a businessman, entrepreneur, and investor involved with many transportation interests and projects, mostly railroads, in the southeastern United States. He was founder of the Plant Systemof railroads and steamboats. Born in 1819 in Branford, Connecticut, Plant entered the railroad service in 1844, serving as express messenger on the Hartford and New Haven Railroad until 1853, during which time he had entire ...

  3. Henry B. Plant Museum - Henry B. Plant

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    A whole State blossoms at the touch of his magic wand." - Atlanta Constitution, October 28, 1895. Henry Bradley Plant (October 27, 1819 – June 23, 1899), founder of the Plant System of railroads and steamship lines, was born into a modest farming family in Branford, Connecticut. At the age of six, he lost his father and younger sister to typhus fever and was raised by his mother, step-father and grandmother.

  4. Florida Frontiers “Henry B. Plant” The front porch of the Tampa Bay Hotel in the late 1800s. Florida Memory. 1 2 3 The Plant system of railroads helped to create modern Florida. When Henry B. Plant was born in 1819, Florida was still under Spanish control. By 1821, Florida was named a United States Territory, and in 1845 it became a state.

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  5. Henry B. Plant Museum - History

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    During the 1880’s, Henry Bradley Plant was building an empire of railroads, steamships and hotels. He wanted that empire to have a palace and that palace was the Tampa Bay Hotel. The hotel was built by Plant personally, not investors, at a cost of $2,500,000 and an additional $500,000 for furnishings. It took two years to build, covered 6 acres and was 1/4 mile long.

  6. Henry B. Plant | American industrialist | Britannica

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    In Tampa. Henry B. Plant’s South Florida Railroad arrived in 1884 and stimulated population growth and new industry. Plant developed port facilities extensively and promoted tourism, building the lavish, Moorish-style Tampa Bay Hotel in 1891. Cigar manufacturing was introduced in 1886 by Vicente Martinez Ybor, and Ybor….

  7. Henry B. Plant Museum - Henry B. Plant Park

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    Welcome to Henry B. Plant Park: Tampa’s oldest and largest public botanical garden and now part of the University of Tampa. Established in 1891, this inviting urban retreat, gracing the banks of the Hillsborough River, has hosted grand celebrations, afternoon picnics with friends, and hundreds of visiting international celebrities and dignitaries.

  8. Henry B. Plant Museum - Home

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    The Henry B. Plant Museum is housed in the 1891 Tampa Bay Hotel, the Victorian railroad resort that defined the elegant frontier, now a National Historic Landmark. Unlike most museums dedicated to lifestyles of the past, it contains the actual furnishings enjoyed by the first guests to visit here. The Museum accurately reflects the opulence of turn-of-the-century America and the vision of American transportation pioneer, Henry B. Plant.

  9. Henry B. Plant Museum - The Museum

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    The building, renamed Plant Hall, is a National Historic Landmark. The Henry B. Plant Museum holds the distinction of accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums. Its mission is to interpret the Tampa Bay Hotel and the experiences of the diverse individuals who contributed to its success. The Museum ignites thought and transports visitors to another era through exhibits and innovative programs, so that they may be educated and inspired by the lifestyles, times and experiences of ...

  10. Henry B. Plant Museum - Exhibits

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    History Find out the story behind the Tampa Bay Hotel. LEARN MORE Sign Up for the Henry B. Plant Museum Newsletter Monday: Closed Tuesday - Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm and Sunday: Noon - 5 pm Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Thanksgiving, and Independence Day

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