Created By: SW Florida Walking Tours
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