Visited Hampton Springs Hotel Site which was in existence from 1908 to 1954. Little remains of the Hampton Springs Hotel today other than the foundations and the concrete pools built up around the Spring itself! Hampton Springs is located just outside the town of Perry, the hotel was constructed over the Springs in the early 1900’s. The grand hotel attracted so many visitor that it had to be expanded – and its famous visitors even allegedly included Theodore Roosevelt. In the late 1920’s, modern medicine of the day began to discount the “healing” claims of Florida’s mineral-rich Springwater.
Contributor: Mark Sutherin