The Lightner Museum

The Lightner Museum of Saint Augustine, Florida

In 1948, Lightner bought the former Alcazar hotel and utilized it to store his collection of tens of thousands of items. This building would be eventually known as the Lightner Museum.

Im present day, the former Alcazar Hotel serves as both the Lightner Museum and as the Saint Augustine City Hall building.

Author Philip Andrew Hamilton at the entrance of the Lightner Museum.

Author’s Note:

Lightner possibly had the largest collection in the world at the time of the creation of his museum.

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