Quite a number of our young men within the age limits of the Select Conscription Act, are beginning to look as solemn as deacons these days, and the development of a patriotic spirit in our section needs to be kindled up, or the trail to the Everglades obstructed. (Some things never change.)
From Yesterday's Sarasota Calendar by Whit Rylee & Tom Payne
Sarasota County History
The Arthur T. and Loretta P. Nelson House is located at 4017 Swift Road on the northeast corner of Swift Road and Forest Lane. There are two historic resources on the property: a single story Frame Vernacular Style house with Craftsman influences, and a single-bay, frame garage. The garage was constructed first in approximately 1925, and lived in while the house was constructed in 1926.more »
In December 1913, Oscar and Alice Burton joined real estate developer and future Sarasota Mayor Arthur B. Edwards (1914-1915 and 1920-1921) and his wife Fannie in selling the land south of Hudson Bayou to the Sarasota Improvement Company. In 1915, the area, recorded as Avondale Heights Subdivision, was advertised as “a place for families of average means.”more »
Joseph H. Lord was a man looking for a good investment. He arrived in Florida in the late 1880s to buy phosphate lands for himself and his associates He first visited the Sarasota area in 1890.
With the coming of the railroad to Sarasota in 1903, Lord turned his focus on purchasing sites around the downtown area.more »