Carolines Restaurant and the Apalachicola River Inn- abandoned

The third in a series on the riverside complex in Apalachicola that was once Boss Oyster, Carolines Restaurant, and the Apalachicola River Inn. This post focuses on the River Inn and Carolines.

Earlier posts are here:
The story and images
and
Inside Boss Oyster

All the images, high-def and full-size, are part of my Abandoned/ Out of Business gallery:
Gallery Images

 

The Apalachicola River Inn

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Back Registration Entrance

 

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Closer in

 

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Registration side door

 

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Registration area

 

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View from upstairs

 

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Laundry

 

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Sign to the Rooftop Lounge




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Steps to upstairs rooms

 

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Stairs at far end


Caroline's Restaurant

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Water-side view

 

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Remnant of an ad piece

 

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Chandelier and round window

 

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Entrance wallpaper and light fixture

 

February 2022


Abandoned- Robinson's Pecan House

03_22 robinson farm DSC08270 -1A piece of Florida tradition... Florida kitsch... is disappearing. Robinson's Pecan House had, according to the Monticello News in 2020, been run by Arthur Robinson for 43 years and before that by his brother, Willie, for 37 years.  Noticeable for its bright red and yellow signs, the Pecan House is on a rural section of Capps Highway, the road that was the main north-south thoroughfare to the state capital, before the interstates took over.  For years, it has been the indicator for me that I was getting close to Tallahassee when driving up from Tampa. Along with pecans and pecan products, the House (actually a stand with 4 manual garage doors that raised up when open for business) sold a variety of local honey, boiled peanuts, tomatoes, and other goodies.

Sadly, time has not been kind to the Robinson's Pecan House and it is permanently closed, slowly being consumed by the rural countryside.


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Once bright yellow and red signs lead to and away from the Pecan House along the side of the highway, offering delights to passers-by. Now they are slowly falling apart.
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Some are gone altogether
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You can barely see that it is Tupelo HONEY at the bottom of the sign.

 

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Fading to white.


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March 2022