Tarpon Springs Public Library

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Alpheus Lee Ellis biography
Brief biography of Tarpon Springs banker A. L. Ellis. Includes portrait. Appeared on p. 26-27 of vol. 2 of the book: The story of southwest Florida / by James W. Covington.
Alvin Chase Griffin and Mary Varian Oakley Griffin in front of the Griffin House in the Anclote area near Tarpon Springs
The processor's stamp on the back of this photograph of the Griffins says: Aug. 1, 1932. The house is at 1891 Wacassassa St.
Alvin Chase Griffin in front of Griffin House in the Anclote area near Tarpon Springs
This photograph was taken in approximately 1924. The house is at 1891 Wacassassa St.
Anclote cottage, (outbuilding for Goethe house)
According to Anthony Leisner, who donated this photograph, this building was constructed in approximately 1885 or 1886 and served a feed store and gasoline station beginning in about 1900. Its address is 1858 Osceola Avenue.
Anthony and William Leisner
Photograph of Anthony and William Leisner, taken in about 1983.
Asa M. Lowe biography
Brief biography of Asa M. Lowe, who served as cashier of the Sponge Exchange Bank of Tarpon Springs. Appeared on p. 569-570 of vol. 2 of the book: Florida 1513-1913 : past, present and future : four hundred years of wars and peace and industrial development / by George M. Chapin.
Bisbee Family
This photograph was taken on the construction site of the Leisner home in the Anclote area near Tarpon Springs.
Caroline Bisbee
This photograph was taken on the construction site of the Leisner home in the Anclote area near Tarpon Springs.
Ernest Meres biography
Brief biography of Tarpon Springs businessman Ernest Meres. Appeared on p. 729-730 of vol. 2 of the book: Florida 1513-1913 : past, present and future : four hundred years of wars and peace and industrial development / by George M. Chapin.
Family fish catch on the Anclote River
Small boat filled with fish.
George M. and Adeline Morrish of Anclote
Copy of photograph donated by Anthony Leisner. Caption reads: George Morrish & wife in the house "Palmetto House" that was on our property from 1884-1915. Wife, Adeline.
George Michel Emmanuel biography
Brief biography of George Michel Emmanuel, Tarpon Springs sponge broker and banker. Appeared on p. 168-170 of vol. 2 of the book: The story of southwest Florida / by James W. Covington.
George Morrish outside his house in Anclote area near Tarpon Springs
The young woman in the photo is unknown, but may be his daughter. This copy of a photograph was provided to the library by Anthony Leisner.
George N. Arfaras biography
Brief biography of George N. Arfaras, Tarpon Springs sponge merchant. Appeared on p. 361-362 of vol. 2 of the book: The story of southwest Florida / by James W. Covington.
Goethe house in Anclote Area near Tarpon Springs
This photograph shows the Goethe house in 2008. The house was built in 1884 by a relative of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, the German writer. Its address is 1326 Riverside Avenue.
Governor Anson P.K. Safford biography
Brief biography of A.P.K. Safford, who was Territorial Governor of Arizona and early resident of Tarpon Springs. Includes portrait. Also contains brief infomation on this widow, Soledad Bonillas Safford. Appeared on p. 5-8 of vol. 2 of the book: Florida 1513-1913 : past, present and future : four hundred years of wars and peace and industrial development / by George M. Chapin.
Gramps Reynolds on the Leisner Family construction site in the Anclote area near Tarpon Springs
Caption reads: "Gramps" Reynolds helped with cutting out the door places.
Griffin Family members on the roof of their house in the Anclote area near Tarpon Springs
This photograph most likely shows Samuel Jay Griffin and Helen Griffin Horton Adams. The house is at 1891 Wacassassa St.
Griffin House in the Anclote area near Tarpon Springs
This photograph was taken in approximately 1924. The house is at 1891 Wacassassa St.

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