Temple Terrace in Hillsborough County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Temple Terraces Country Club Sutton Hall
The Temple Terraces Country Club was built on the site of the 1910 hunting lodge of world renowned Chicago socialite and businesswoman Bertha Honore Plamer's 19,000 acre "Riverhills Ranch." It opened in 1922 as the centerpiece of the master planned golf course and citrus community known first as Temple Terrace Estates. Designed by distinguished architect M. Leo Elliot in the Spanish Mission style, the building was one of his favorite designs. An elegant entrance featured a glass and wrought iron awning with marble steps and vestibule. The clubhouse became a popular social center for Tampa area society. City of Temple Terrace founder and attorney Cody Fowler wrote that it "was quite an elegant place. The clubhouse was really a hotel, and a large number of guests were also citrus grove and lot owners. In winter, the hotel was filled with wealthy northern gentlemen and their spouses who enjoyed playing golf and tending citrus in the sunny south." By 1926, with the advent of the Great Depression, the building fell into disrepair and became vacant.
Erected 2015 by Temple Terrace Preservation Society, Florida College, City of Temple Terrace, Hillsborough County Historical Advisory Council.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in Education • Sports.
Location. 28° 2.174′ N, 82° 23.001′ W. Marker is in Temple Terrace, Florida, in Hillsborough County. Marker is at the intersection of North Glen Arven Avenue and North Riverhills Drive, on the left when traveling south on North Glen Arven Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 119 N Glen Arven Ave, Tampa FL 33617, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Reverend Billy Graham (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mrs. Bertha Honoré Palmer (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Largest Orange Grove in the World (approx. 1.1 miles away); Spanish Exploration of Temple Terrace (approx. 1.1 miles away); Bruce B. Downs Boulevard (approx. 2.9 miles away); Hillsborough County Historical Cemetery For All People (approx. 4 miles away); First Seminole War (approx. 4.3 miles away); Two Peoples, Two Cultures (approx. 4.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Temple Terrace.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 19, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 404 times since then and 54 times this year. Last updated on March 29, 2016, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 19, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.