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click to enlarge The Coliseum, St. Petersburg - WIKIMEDIA COMMONS/EBYABE

1920s

The Coliseum, St. Petersburg (1924)

The Florida land boom was marked by wild optimism and fantasy architecture. Imaginative structures were influenced by a pastiche of Italian, Spanish and Moorish styles, blended together and termed “Mediterranean Revival.” The red barrel-tiled roof and stucco facade identify The Coliseum as emblematic of the era. This Palace of Dance was created with hardwood floors and unobstructed sightlines to the stage, ensuring optimum conditions for up to 2,000 dancers. Antiques, crafts and book shows also lure visitors to this vast arched hall, which is now owned by the City of St. Petersburg.

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