The Pass-a-Grille Market on 8th Ave
The 8th Avenue address, site of Civil War veteran Zepheniah Phillips first homestead in 1881, is still distinguished by its Early Florida architecture. Recently it has been made famous by Ripley's 'Believe It or Not' column as 'The World's Shortest Business Street' one block, Gulf to Bay.
The postcard was mailed March 1966 - "How goes the battle? Still making those footprints in the snow? I make them in the sand. At the end of this street is the Gulf of Mexico."
George Lizotte's, 1938 Evening Independent, interview about the 'Early Days' in Pass-a-Grille and his memories about opening the first hotel in 1896 - The Bonhomie.
The advertisement for the Hotel Bonhomie is from the St Petersburg Times 1908.
"We have a mystery and I hope someone will read this and let us know what happened. 55 years ago next month my Grandmother, Marie Neville, gave a clock and barometer to the PAG yacht club in memory of my Grandfather, Keith Neville.
We took a day trip to PAG to visit the Beaches Historical Museum and the Yacht Club to see the clock. It was not there and NO ONE knew what we were talking about when we asked about it. "
Pass-a-Grille's Fisheteria from the 1940s located on Pass-a-Grille Way.
"if you feel like a good fish dinner this is the place to come and get it" - from postcard mailed January 1949.
Waitress wanted from the Evening Independent June 1947.
Casa Bonita - One of the Greatest Hotels Changes Hands - July 1946
A 1948 advertisement for a $2.50 Sunday Dinner at Hotel Casa Bonita - Wow!
"Nothing is spared to make your visit to Casa Bonita's gastronomical experience you will long remember."
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