Villa Zorayda Museum (Zorayda Castle)
Exterior of the Villa Zorayda as it can been seen today. Credit: Villa Zorayda Museum
Villa Zorayda, Florida Artistic Series of Postcards, c. 1915. Published by The H. and W. B. Drew Co.
Credit: Villa Zorayda Museum, from Robert N. Dennis collection of stereoscopic views
Exterior of the museum that shows off the concrete used. Credit: J. Ginsberg
Interior of the Villa Zorayda Museum that shows off the Moorish-inspired architecture. Credit: OliviaBM123, WikimediaCommons
Villa Zorayda, c. 1885 (then known as Zorayda Castle). Credit: Library of Congress, LC-DIG-DET-4A03490
The Sacred Cat rug is 2,400-years-old and is believed to be the oldest rug in the world. It's made of cat hair. Credit: TripAdvisor user
Backstory and Context
Armstrong, Matt. Building Onto Franklin Smith. St. Augustine Social. February 15, 2017. Accessed October 14, 2018. https://www.staugustinesocial.com/building-onto-franklin-smith/.
Mingren, Wu. Strange Tale of the 2,400-Year-Old Cursed Cat Fur Rug and the Mummified Appendage. Ancient Origins. May 19, 2018. Accessed October 14, 2018. https://www.ancient-origins.net/artifacts-other-artifacts/strange-tale-2400-year-old-cursed-cat-fur-rug-and-mummified-appendage-021910.
Sacred Cat Rug. Atlas Obscura. . Accessed October 14, 2018. https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/sacred-cat-rug.
Wilson, Gil. Villa Zorayda. Dr. Bronson Tours. . Accessed October 14, 2018. http://www.drbronsontours.com/bronsonvillazorayda.html.