Island Hotel

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Island Hotel
Cedar Key Island Hotel01.jpg
Island Hotel is located in Florida
Island Hotel
Island Hotel is located in the US
Island Hotel
Location Cedar Key, Florida
Coordinates 29°8′13″N 83°1′53″W / 29.13694°N 83.03139°W / 29.13694; -83.03139Coordinates: 29°8′13″N 83°1′53″W / 29.13694°N 83.03139°W / 29.13694; -83.03139
Built 1861
Architectural style Masonry Vernacular
NRHP Reference # 84000252[1]
Added to NRHP November 23, 1984

The Island Hotel (also known as Parsons and Hale's General Store) is a historic building in Cedar Key, Florida, located at 224 2nd Street. On November 23, 1984, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

The building was erected between 1859 and 1861 by Major John Parsons and Francis E. Hale for use as a general store. It has 10 inches (250 mm) thick tabby walls and 12 inches (300 mm) oak beams. The Cedar Key Post Office and customs house were also located in the building in the 1860s. The building may have housed both Union and Confederate troops at various times during the Civil War, as the town changed hands more than once. Part of the building was used as a boarding house by the end of the 1880s.[2] The store closed in 1910. The building became a hotel in 1946.[3]


  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ McCarthy, Kevin M. (2006). Cedar Key, Florida: An Illustrated History. Gainesville, Florida: Nature Coast Publishing House. pp. 23–24. ISBN 978-1-4276-0897-0. Retrieved 10 April 2015. 
  3. ^ "Florida's History Through Its Places: Levy County". Florida Department of State Division of Historical Resources. Archived from the original on 2 July 2014. Retrieved 11 April 2015. 

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