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Historic Renovation to the Don CeSar Hotel, St. Pete Beach, FL.

James E. Toth, early in his career, worked with Robert D. Vodicka, AIA, with whom he later partnered for numerous early projects, in the renovation, historic renovations and certified re-use of the famed Don CeSar hotel on St. Pete Beach, FL.  Originally designed and constructed on the beach when the only access was via boat just prior to the great depression but it failed as a luxury hotel.  During WWII, the building was used as a R and R center and VA rehabilitation center, later being abandoned and fell into serious disrepair.  Bowman Development Company purchased the property and building from the government for 1.0 million dollars and set out to restore the building to its original grandeur or better.  The building was and remains on the National Register of Historic Places which is memorialized in a plaque in the main hotel lobby. This hotel remains the most luxurious hotel and most recognized landmark in the Central West Coast of Florida.  James is honored to have been a part of the team that realized this significant Historic Preservation and Re-Use Project


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