Entrance to Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum in St. Augustine.

Entrance to Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum in St. Augustine.


Image Number

  • K023539

Year

  • 1979

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General Note

  • A nearby historical marker reads, "The Warden Winter Home was built in 1887 for William G. Warden of Philadelphia. A partner with Henry Flagler and John D. Rockefeller in the Standard Oil Company. Warden was also the President of the St. Augustine Gas and Electric Light Company and Financial Director of the St. Augustine Improvement Company. One of the most imposing private residences in the city, it was a center of winter social activity. Its Moorish Revival architecture and elaborate interior reflect the exuberance of the Gilded Age and St. Augustine's role as a winter resort. It remained in the Warden family through the 1930s. In 1941 it was purchased by Norton Baskin and remodeled as the Castle Warden Hotel. Baskin and his wife, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (author of The Yearling), had an apartment on the top floor. Many writers and other distinguished visitors came here during its decade as a hotel. Locally know as Warden Castle, it has served as Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum since 1950."

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Physical Description

  • 1 slide - col.

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Shelf Number

  • Shelf number: S1047B6F1.

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Chicago Manual of Style

Gaines, James L. Entrance to Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum in St. Augustine. 1979. Color slide, . State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/295912>, accessed 11 December 2018.

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Gaines, James L. Entrance to Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum in St. Augustine. 1979. Color slide. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 11 Dec. 2018.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/295912>.

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(State Archives of Florida/Gaines)