Community Impact

The Junior League of the Emerald Coast recently took a trip down memory lane when they were approached by Fort Walton Beach Chamber President, Ted Corcoran to aid in fundraising efforts to preserve The Gulfview.

The Gulfview is the heart of tourism history in Fort Walton Beach. It was constructed in 1906, and almost immediately became the premier hotel in the area, welcoming guests up until it closed in 1986. At the time, the JLEC began a long process of raising funds to preserve and restore this local treasure. They used the revived building as office and event space for serveral years. It was eventually sold to Thomas and Nicole Wyninegar Rothrauff who have generously donated the property to the City of Fort Walton Beach, with the understanding that the building will be moved to a new location. 

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