Wednesday, November 5th
Last week Wednesday we went on a Historic Walking Tour of old Naples.
We met at Palm Cottage
We walked past all the old cottages that had historical significance due to who lived there.
I don't remember all the stories and would have to read this book.
The building used a mixture of sand and shells for construction.
Also pine was plentiful and didn't allow water to seep through.
Everyone ate at the Naples Hotel
which was up the road from the Naples pier. It was one long boardwalk!
The hotel has since been demolished as it was beyond restoration.
|Nice little cottages|
This was the mercantile.
These buildings are on 3rd Avenue.
We continued on, through the sand and up an alley.
The DuPonts had a huge wall built on their property to protect their children around the time that the Lindberg baby was kidnapped. It extends a block. Many of the cottage properties included another family member's cottage as well.
We ended up back at Palm Cottage where we toured the inside. The walls were full of photos of historic Naples. That was very interesting. I am anxious to buy and read the book!