Sanibel Island Backs Preservation As Much As Conservation

Sanibel Island Backs Preservation As Much As Conservation

Sanibel and Captiva Islands are well known for their strong rules protecting the environment, but the islands are equally supportive of preserving the islands’ past.

The Sanibel Historical Village and Museum has saved an entire village of island history: 1896 Schoolhouse, 1900 Sanibel Packing House, 1926 Miss Charlotta’s Tea Room, 1927 Old Bailey General Store, and several pioneer cottages.

Equally impressive is how landmark resorts have saved original buildings. The 1890 Thistle Lodge is the restaurant at the Casa Ybel Resort. The Charles Linbergh Cottage and the Old Captiva House stand at Captiva’s Tween Waters Inn. The Island Inn and the South Sea Islands Plantation feature original structures.

In a Florida where high rise condos have replaced Old Florida architecture, it is nice to visit a progressive resort that recognizes the value of historic preservation.

Advertisements

About floridatraveler

Historian and travel writer M. C. Bob Leonard makes the Sunshine State his home base. Besides serving as content editor for several textbook publishers and as college professor, he moderates the FHIC at www.floridahistory.org
Image | This entry was posted in florida history. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s