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N.G. Arfaras Sponge Packing Plant

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Title

N.G. Arfaras Sponge Packing Plant

Subject

Tarpon Springs, Greek community, sponge industry, sponge warehouse

Description

The historic N. G. Arfaras Sponge Packing Plant located at 23 West Park Street is a one-story wood frame building listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1991. It was among the last of the sponge packing plants erected in Tarpon Springs before the decline of the commercial sponge industry in the late 1940s. It was until recently in operation, and the interior is arranged to serve the various steps involved with processing natural sponges.

Creator

Tina Bucuvalas

Format

jpeg

Language

English

Type

photo

Files

1546133[1].jpg

Citation

Tina Bucuvalas, “N.G. Arfaras Sponge Packing Plant,” USF Library Special & Digital Collections Exhibits, accessed November 19, 2019, http://exhibits.lib.usf.edu/items/show/2986.