Palatka in Putnam County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
“Historical & Architectural Treasure”
— Palatka's Historic Landmark —
Klutho grouped the second and third–story windows between brick pilasters with limestone seals and heads framing each opening, similar to his treatment of the south façade of the Florida Life Tower constructed in 1911 in Jacksonville. At each corner and the secondary entrance, large brick pilasters rise above the roof parapets with fine abstract Prairie
The Hotel James is an architectural treasure and of historical importance to not just Palatka but the entire state.
Left: Detail of abstract Prairie School terra cotta ornament atop brick pilasters
Henry John Klutho
Born: 1873, Breese, Illinois
Died: 1964, Jacksonville, Florida
Erected by Palatka Community Redevelopment Agency.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical date for this entry is May 5, 1916.
Location. 29° 38.809′ N, 81° 37.868′ W. Marker is in Palatka, Florida, in Putnam County. Marker is at the intersection of St. Johns AvenueTouch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 St Johns Ave, Palatka FL 32177, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Shannon (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Putnam County Viet Nam Memorial (about 400 feet away); Putnam County Korean War Memorial (about 500 feet away); Putnam County WW I Memorial (about 500 feet away); Putnam County Confederate Memorial (about 500 feet away); City of Palatka Florida 9/11 Memorial (about 600 feet away); Putnam County WW II Memorial (about 600 feet away); Putnam County Persian Gulf War (Operation Desert Storm) Memorial (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Palatka.
Also see . . . James Hotel (Prairie School Traveler). (Submitted on January 29, 2018.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 29, 2018, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 450 times since then and 57 times this year. Last updated on February 6, 2019, by Roberta Correa of Palatka, Florida. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 29, 2018, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.