Dark-to-Dark House

History of Punta Gorda Walking Tour

Dark-to-Dark House

Punta Gorda, Florida 33950, United States

Created By: SW Florida Walking Tours

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This house was built by the Consolidated Ice, Refrigerating and Fish Company in 1883 - the year the town of Punta Gorda (then called Trabue) was founded! So-called "dark-to-dark" houses were where workers would come at dusk to sleep and arise at dawn to go back to work. These types of bunk houses were open one-room floor plans with a double-sided fireplace in the center. In 1926, the house was renovated with the addition of a second floor and more rooms. It was partially restored in 2000.

This point of interest is part of the tour: History of Punta Gorda Walking Tour


 

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