“Historical & Architectural Treasure”
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 School terra cotta decoration. The decoration terminates delicate, projecting brick finials that run from the horizontal band at the second story continuous sill. A projecting, shingled brow occurs
The Hotel James is an architectural treasure and of historical importance to not just Palatka but the entire state.
Detail of abstract Prairie School terra cotta ornament atop brick pilasters
Henry John Klutho
Erected by Putnam County Historical Society.
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 Ave and North 3rd St, on the right when traveling west on St. Johns Ave. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 St. Johns Ave, Palatka FL 32177, United States of America.
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
Also see . . . James Hotel (Prairie School Traveler). (Submitted on January 29, 2018.)
Categories. • Architecture • Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on January 29, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 29, 2018, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 65 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 29, 2018, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.