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  2. Henry B. Plant - Wikipedia

    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 System of railroads and steamboats .

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

    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. 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. Before his death in 1899, Plant helped to develop Florida with railways, steamships, and luxury hotels.

  5. Henry B. Plant Museum - Chronology

    1819 Henry B. Plant born in Branford, CT to Betsey (Bradley) and Anderson Plant, a farmer. 1837 18 year-old Henry begins work as a captain’s boy for the New Haven Steamboat Company plying the waters between New Haven, CT and New York. He is put in charge of express parcels and is successful in organizing this business.

  6. Henry B. Plant | American industrialist | Britannica

    contribution to Tampa. 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.

  7. Henry B. Plant Museum – Tampa, Florida - Atlas Obscura

    Discover Henry B. Plant Museum in Tampa, Florida: Step back into the glory days of Florida's nascent tourism industry at this Gilded Age palace.

  8. Henry Bradley Plant High School "Follow the crowds," may be the one-liner for which Henry B. Plant is most famous. The crowds were his throngs of admirers headed to the Tampa Bay Hotel Opening Ball on January 31, 1891. The railroad they traveled was Plant’s conglomerate system completed on January 22, 1884.

  9. Henry B. Plant Museum Reviews | U.S. News Travel

    Henry B. Plant Museum is ranked #10 out of 22 things to do in Tampa. See pictures and our review of Henry B. Plant Museum.

  10. Henry B. Plant Museum | University of Tampa

    Henry B. Plant Museum is located at 401 W. Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa, Fl 33606. For general information, please call (813) 254-1891 or visit the museum website at The museum is open Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. University of Tampa students, faculty and staff can visit for free with UT ID.

  11. Henry B. Plant Museum - Tripadvisor

    #11 of 196 things to do in Tampa History Museums Closed now 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Visit website Call Email Write a review About Since 1933, the Tampa Bay Hotel has been home to the Henry B. Plant Museum and The University of Tampa. The building, renamed Plant Hall, is a National Historic Landmark.