Franklin O. Adams
Franklin O. Adams was an architect in Tampa, Florida. He was born in Waterproof, Louisiana on July 5, 1881. His works include the third Tampa City Hall (1925?), House at 116 West Davis Boulevard, House at 131 West Davis Boulevard, and House at 301 Caspian Street. He also designed Riverview Terrace, the National Register of Historic Places-listed Bay Isle Commercial Building, Lakeland Public Library, Mayhall Auditorium (Lakeland), the second Morrell Memorial Hospital, and Plant City's South Florida Baptist Hospital (1953). He died on November 27, 1967.
Adams grew up on a cotton plantation and was taught by a governess. He graduated from Centenary College with a Bachelor of Science Degree and started out as a teacher, "teaching in a log house in Mississippi".
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