New Port Richey, Florida: The Gloria Swanson Parking Area

Swanson was the star of "Sunset Boulevard" and many silent films. The parking area's historical marker notes that she was one of the "colorful residents" of town in the 1920s and that "the home she lived in can still be seen on the banks of the Cotee River." All that can be seen from the marker, however, is an unspectacular parking lot.
Bank St., New Port Richey, FL
North side of downtown. From US Hwy 19 turn east onto Main St. Drive a half-mile, cross the small river, then turn left at the stoplight onto Bank St. You'll see the parking lot ahead on the right; the marker is in front of it, next to the sidewalk.
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Gloria Swanson Parking Area.

The Gloria Swanson Parking Area

The Gloria Swanson Parking Area.

[Jenny H., 02/26/2016]

Park in comfort and dream about the golden age of silent movie stardom.

Gloria Swanson Parking Area.

The Gloria Swanson Parking Area

Her house with her family crest can be viewed from across the Pithlachascotee River. Travel a half a mile north past the parking area sign, on Grand Blvd and park in a bend in the road that the city has provided free parking. Walk down to the river walk and view the Gloria Swanson house on the west bank of the river.

[Walter Haller, 07/21/2014]

Movie star Gloria Swanson (1899-1983) lived along the river in the 1920s. Celebrity voyeurs back then, today we're just harmless Golden Age film pilgrims.

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