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Samarkos Sponge Warehouse

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Title

Samarkos Sponge Warehouse

Subject

Tarpon Springs, Greek community, sponge industry, sponge warehouse

Description

The Samarkos Sponge Warehouse on Pinellas Avenue was owned and operated by the Samarkos family, many of whose members were active as captains, divers, and merchants in the sponge industry. Signs in this image from November 26, 1972 indicate that it also sold tourist items in addition to sponges. It remained in business until about 2010.

Source

Tampa Tribune

Date

November 26, 1972

Format

jpeg

Language

English

Type

photo

Files

1546134[1].jpg

Citation

“Samarkos Sponge Warehouse,” USF Library Special & Digital Collections Exhibits, accessed July 16, 2018, http://exhibits.lib.usf.edu/items/show/2987.