Our January 2016 newsletter, which will be mailed to members during the week of Jan. 4, can be viewed here. It has articles about how Pasco County was created and some history of Elfers, a member profile of Ann Rusaw James, and information about our upcoming fundraiser.
Here’s a view of the renovation of a part of Sims Park. The picture was taken on Dec. 27, 2015. It’s a Sunday, so no work is going on today.
The Thomas S. Maxwell Building, probably in the 1920s and on Dec. 24, 2015. Construction of this building began in December 1924. Top photo courtesy of Coldwell Banker – F. I. Grey & Son, Inc.
Top: New Port Richey’s first bank, First State Bank, at Grand and Main, said to be from 1925. Bottom: the law office of Scott M. McPherson, Dec. 24, 2015.
A Suncoast News article on the status of the Hacienda Hotel repairs, dated Dec. 23, is here.
This seems to be one of the most popular places for taking a photo of the Pithlachascotee River. The top photo is a post card probably from the 1960s and the bottom photo was taken on Jan. 28, 2013.
Main Street, New Port Richey, looking east. The top photo is a post card probably from the 1960s. The bottom photo was taken on Dec. 24, 2015.
The Swafford Building was constructed in 1926. In the top photo, it is the Chasco Inn in the late 1940s. The bottom photo was taken on Dec. 24, 2015.
The New Port Richey post office on the Circle, which opened in 1959, and the same building today. It is now the Smart Start New Port Richey Business Incubator. Bottom photo in 2015.