|St. Petersburg Times - May 5, 2004. Photo: Ron Thompson|
Despite the reported opening bid of $1.4 million, new owners Cary & Brenda Jensen purchased the hotel for just $900,000 on May 3, 2004. But they would spend another $200,000 transforming the building once again; this time into an assisted living facility called Crown Court.
Today, the property continues to provide guests with a cozy, comfortable place to stay - just as it has for over 100 years.