Inside the Bostwick Building

October 16, 2007 62 comments Open printer friendly version of this article Print Article

Built in 1902, the Bostwick Building is one of downtown's most recognizable vacant historic buildings.

Bostwick Building timeline:

1880 - First National Bank opens on site.  This was Florida's earliest national bank.

1901 - First National Bank is destroyed by Great Fire of 1901.

1902 - The first half of current building is constructed.

1903 - Bank fails and is purchased by Guaranty Trust and Savings Bank

1919 - Building is expanded to current size

1922 - Guaranty fails and is taken over by Brotherhood State Bank

1925 - Head cashier Thomas R. Hendricks commits suicide in building

1930s - Building converted to office space and continuously owned by Bostwick family

1944 - 1960 - Home of H.J. Klutho's architectural office

1990s - Jaguar mural painted over boarded up windows


Bostwick Building Photo Tour: