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    Built in 1927, The Dixie Walesbilt Hotel cost $500,000 to build.

    Originally part of a chain of “Dixie” hotels owned by Jacksonville hotelier Charles Griner, the ten-story Lake Wales landmark at one time had multiple owner-investors, including one Florida governor, and as a group of some of the best-known film actors of the silent screen.