Franklin O. Adams

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Franklin O. Adams was an architect in Tampa, Florida. He was born in Waterproof, Louisiana on July 5, 1881.[1] His works include the third Tampa City Hall (1925?),[2] House at 116 West Davis Boulevard, House at 131 West Davis Boulevard, and House at 301 Caspian Street. He also designed Riverview Terrace,[3] the National Register of Historic Places-listed Bay Isle Commercial Building, Lakeland Public Library, Mayhall Auditorium (Lakeland), the second Morrell Memorial Hospital,[4] and Plant City's South Florida Baptist Hospital (1953).[5] He died on November 27, 1967.[6]


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".[7]


  1. ^ American Architects Directory. New York: R. R. Bowker. 1956. p. 3. 
  2. ^ Rajtar, Steve (2007). A Guide to Historic Lakeland, Florida. Charleston, S.C.: History Press. ISBN 9781596292710. 
  3. ^ Architectural Forum. 74 (1): 154. 1941. 
  4. ^ Flekke, Mary (c. 2005). Lakeland. Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia. ISBN 0738541834. 
  5. ^ East Hillsborough Historical Society (2005). Plant City. Charleston, SC: Arcadia. p. 20. ISBN 0738517380. 
  6. ^ AIA Historical Directory of American Architects. "Franklin O. Adams". Retrieved 26 August 2012. 
  7. ^ Dovell, Junius Elmore (1952). Florida: historic, dramatic, contemporary. New York: Lewis Historical Pub. Co. pp. 634–635. 

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