Lemon Bay Glass was chosen by Gasparilla Inn & Club to provide replacement windows for Historic Building. We replaced old windows with impact windows throughout its facility, improving and securing the views from every advantage.
Our team worked closely with All Phase Construction and the Gasparilla Inn owners to secure windows meeting the needs of this historic Inn, as well as meet the requirements of the Florida Building Code. The beautiful Inn is a proud member of Historic Hotels of America and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The Hurricane Impact replacement windows for this historic Building had to pass muster with the Historic Preservation Board. Keeping the “Old Southern Tradition” was paramount in the selection of window design.
Windows are the most visible, yet sometimes the most under-appreciated, components of older, historic homes and buildings. They are character features and are an important part of every historic building’s original design and beauty. Lemon Bay Glass is proud to have been selected to install replacement windows for historic building; helping to preserve this local historically significant icon.
History on The Gasparilla Inn & Club from their website.
Gasparilla Inn & Club, Boca Grande, Florida, is one of the largest surviving resort hotels in Florida. The Inn was originally constructed for wealthy northerners during the time when Florida became a travel and vacation destination. On February 21, 1909, officers of the Boca Grande Land Company decided to construct a resort hotel on the Boca Grande. Historic references state The Gasparilla Inn & Club has been a premier destination on Florida’s Gulf Coast since 1913 and is the center of village life on Gasparilla Island. Along with the arrival of prominent and wealthy northern guests, many wealthy fishermen began an annual migration to the Inn, relishing its privacy and seclusion. As stated on the Gasparilla Inn & Club website,
Walking through The Gasparilla Inn & Club’s sun-bathed, pillared entrance and into the lobby you experience the feeling of Florida as it was meant to be.”®
Guests are instantly embraced by the tranquil civility of a time that once was — and still is — at this classic resort. The Gasparilla Inn’s founders and patrons understood the delicate challenges of building the village without destroying the natural wonders of the island, from its fishing preserves to the beautiful beaches. Over the years this same spirit of preservation has been passed on to each generation of caretakers and those that call the island home. The complete history of this wonderful jewel of the Florida Gulf Coast can be read on The Gasparilla Inn & Club’s website by following this link.
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original May, 2013