Notes on the Geography of Italy: Florence: Palaces: Photo 7
More than a hundred such palazzi were begun between 1450 and 1500. This one is the Strozzi, built between 1489 and 1504 by de Maiano. Sometime during the family's long residence, oil-cloth sheeting was replaced by window glass.The Strozzi family occupied the palace until 1938, when (wouldn't you know it?) an insurance company moved in. Today it's a museum.
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