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Naples in Collier County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Tin City

City of Naples Diamond Jubilee

 

—1923-1998 —

 
Tin City Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 30, 2015
1. Tin City Marker
Inscription. Tin City's legacy began in the 1920's when Henry Espenlaub, brother-in-law of Ed Frank (Swamp Buggy Creator), leased his property to pioneering commercial fishing families. They constructed docks and tin roofed buildings to serve fishing fleets and clam and oyster processing plant. Its strategic positioning near the Tamiami Trail (est. 1928,) and the Naples Depot (est. 1927) made it one of the City’s first economic centers and attractions. In 1977 Kenney Schryver led the initiative to transport the property into a themed shopping area.

Sponsored by: Mike and Kathy Peppe and Lois A. Bolin, Ph.D.
 
Location. 26° 8.452′ N, 81° 47.415′ W. Marker is in Naples, Florida, in Collier County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of 12th Street South and 6th Avenue South, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1200 5th Ave S, Naples FL 34102, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Naples Pier (approx. 1.2 miles away); Rosemary Cemetery (approx. 4.9 miles away); Lester J. and Dellora A. Norris (approx. 10.4 miles away).
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
Dockside image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 30, 2015
2. Dockside
Boardwalk Fun, Shops & Dining
Tin City Restaurants image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 30, 2015
3. Tin City Restaurants
Waterfront Dining, Riverwalk Restaurant, M&M Cafe
Tin City Waterfront with Marina, docked boats image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 30, 2015
4. Tin City Waterfront with Marina, docked boats
Kelly's Fish house Dining Room
Tin City Riverside image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 30, 2015
5. Tin City Riverside
Tin City Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 30, 2015
6. Tin City Marker
Dockside Board Walk image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 30, 2015
7. Dockside Board Walk
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 213 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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