Made It Through 2 Years of Newspapers

I have finally made it through two whole years of newspapers online and at the microfilm machine at the Florida Gateway College Library. I have a standing appointment 4 days a week for the next three weeks for 2 hours a day to try and get through as many reels of microfilm as quickly as I can. It is much Read More …

Private Tour of Hotel Blanche

Today we were afforded the opportunity to tour the public areas of the hotel prior to the “Official” renovations that begin soon with the Vice President of IDP Housing (the project’s coordinator), Carter Broun. Check out the website and Facebook page for The Blanche. Please, like and share the Facebook page to show your support. He was very polite and Read More …

Experience with Microfilms

Today was my first day researching at the Florida Gateway College Library looking through the microfilms for the back issues of the Lake City Reporter newspapers. Whoa! Took almost an hour to get comfortable with loading the machine, figuring out how the software works and then having to scan every page for references to the Hotel Blanche.

Found the Original Historical Place Application

Cruising the internet for all references to the Hotel Blanche I came across a link to the Department of Interior of the original application to declare the Blanche as a historical building. There are two documents, one with the application which is 32 pages long and another with all the photographs that went along with it. Reading through the application Read More …

Welcome to The History of the Blanche

Welcome to our website where we are collecting pictures, videos and stories about the Hotel Blanche. We are in the process of gathering information, news clips and stories from former employees, people who have stayed at the hotel and those who have attended events there. We hope you will contact us so we can set up an interview time. We Read More …

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