Bat Tower on Sugarloaf Key.

Bat Tower on Sugarloaf Key.


Image Number

  • K012669

Year

  • Not before 1969

Series Title

General Note

  • Richter C. Perky, a financier from Kansas City, Missouri, built a large restaurant, gambling casino, cottages and two bat towers on the key, about 1910. The 50-foot tall towers were supposed to house bats, imported from Cuba, to eat up the local population of mosquitoes. Two batches of bats disappeared as soon as they were released. Bat Tower was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. It later toppled over on September 10, 2017 in the devastating winds of Hurricane Irma.

Rights

Additional Corporate Creator

Physical Description

  • 1 slide - col.

Subject Term

Geographic Term

Subject Corporate

Shelf Number

  • Shelf number: S1047B4F22.

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Chicago Manual of Style

Bat Tower on Sugarloaf Key. Not before 1969. Color slide, . State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/336184>, accessed 14 December 2018.

MLA

Bat Tower on Sugarloaf Key. Not before 1969. Color slide. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 14 Dec. 2018.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/336184>.

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