Dedicated to Our Unique History
The Bank of the Everglades moved into the Bank of Everglades Building in 1927. Barron Gift Collier had the building built so that the County's first bank would leave an impression on all those who conducted business in the area.
ESHP has obtained the bank as a donation. After years of neglect, a hurricane and a flood, the building is in disrepair. However, a comprehensive structural analysis has determined that the building can be saved, and we are moving forward with plans to bring the building back so that future generations can enjoy this beautiful structure..
To follow our progress on our efforts or to learn more about the project www.save-boe.org
The Everglades Area Visitor Center was opened in February 2020. the Center is located at 207 W. Broadway in Everglades City.
The Center is currently open daily from 10 am to 2 pm.
The center has maps, brochures and is staffed by knowledgeable volunteers from the area.
The Historical Library is an archive of books, documents, pictures, and small artifacts housed in the ESHP office in City Hall.
The collection may be used by historical researchers but items may not be removed from the library. A digital database of books, periodicals, and scanned images is maintained (with backup off the premises). A list of our collection may be downloaded below.
The Commemorative Brick Walk in front of Everglades City Hall was started in 2006 and is an ongoing project. Bricks are permanent gifts for anniversaries, birthdays, thank-you's, and memorials. The current campaign is closed. Check back for future opportunities.
Some of our original Collier homes aer marked with these historic home markers. Look for them on the front of older homes.
These historic information signs are located in front of historic sites and buildings throughout the area.