Advertisement for the Arlington House, Gainesville, 1883

Advertisement for the Arlington House, Gainesville, 1883



Arlington House,




is first-class in all its appointments. Many improvements have been made in the house since last season, and it is now one of the most attractive winter resorsts in Florida. Situated fity miles from the St. John's River, half way between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, in the midst of the pine lands of Alachua county, at an elevation of two hundred feet above tide level, it offers a clear, dry atmosphere, unsurpassed for health. Game in abundance, and with the lakes and ponds teeming with fish, make it an attractive point for sportsmen.

The house has accomodations and every convenience for comfort for one hundred and fifty guests. Billiar and Pool Room, Reading and Smoking Room. Fire-places in all the rooms. Electric Bells, Bath Rooms and Verandas. The table will be supplied with the best the Northern and Southern markets afford.


Tourists can take the Waycross Short Line from Savannah, Ga., making close connection at Callahan with the Florida Transit Railrod to Gainesville; also at Fernandina with Florida Transit running between Fernandina and Cedar Keys- or if they are in Jacksonville, take the Florida Central Railroad train to Baldwin, whcih connects with the Transit road stopping at Gainesville, or the Florida Southern from Palatka to Gainesville; two trains daily on each road. For futher information and circular address

J.C. Ryder, Proprietor.


State Library of Florida: Florida Collection, 917.5979-W371 03


Advertisement for the Arlington House, located in Gainesville in Alachua County, Florida. J.C. Ryder is listed as the proprietor. The house featured accommodations for 150 guests, including a billiard and pool room, reading and smoking room, electric bells, bath rooms, verandas, and fireplaces in all rooms. The ad included instructions for reaching the house by railroad. Printed on page 108 of Charles Henry Webber's The Eden of the South, Descriptive of the Orange Groves, Vegetable Farms, Strawberry Fields, Peach Orchards, Soil, Climate, Natural Peculiarities, and the People of Alachua County Florida (New York, 1883).