During a 1920’s land boom, an eleven story hotel was under construction, but the project went bust and sat unfinished for over a decade. With the help of the University of Florida, the City of Gainesville, and Federal funding, Georgia Seagle finished the building in the 30’s and named it after her brother. After falling into disrepair and completely abandoned after years of use by the University and the Florida State Museum, the Seagle building was sold for $1 and completely remodeled in 1983. Today it stands as one of the tallest buildings in Gainesville, with many architectural details that continue to tell its storied history.
I know the penthouse can only host one person or group at a time, but it seems like every copy of the Seagle I’ve sold has gone to someone in relation to the penthouse.