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The Edwinola with newer attached apartment complex
Side view of the Edwinola in 2011

The Edwinola is a historic 1912 hotel building in Dade City, Florida being used as part of a retirement residence, with independent and assisted living apartments attached behind it, and for the Edwinola Restaurant. The hotel once offered Model T shuttle service from the local Seaboard Railroad station. In 2012 the building's 100th anniversary was celebrated.[1]

A three-story building with Doric columns, wrap-around porches and a Mansard roof, it was named after owners Edwin and Lola Gasque. After World War II it struggled to compete against newer hotels and was converted into a residence for the Gasque family in the 1950s and 1960s. In 1975 it was purchased by Marlene and Robert Sumner who turned it into a retaurant. In the 1980s it became a retirement home with an 8 story building attached.[1]

It is located at 14235 Edwinola Way.


  1. ^ a b April 25, 2012 The Edwinola marks 100 years as Dade City landmark April 26, 2012 Tampa Bay Times