VINTAGE REAL ESTATE
1330 Main Street, #3
This 3 BR/3 BA, 3954 sq. ft. residence encompasses the entire 3rd floor of this condominium w/two open air brick terraces.
Where Am I?
I am a Sarasota School of Architecture home on the water – both of which are pleasurable for any home owner in the 1950s. The St. Augustine grass plugs and palm tree had just been planted by Pearson, Conrad, Nobel and Howell Landscapers.
House Rich with History
The house and 70 acres purchased by Luke Wood in 1896 as a 30th wedding anniversary present for his wife has stood through more than 110 years of Sarasota’s history. Built around 1884 by Alfred Bidwell, the house was reportedly the place where the Sarasota Vigilance Committee plotted the murder of postmaster Charles Abbe.
Landing of the Scots
On December 23, 1885 a number of Scottish families came ashore on or near this spot to settle land they had purchased for their homes in a new country. The met wilderness and hardship instead of the established town promised them; causing many to return in disappointment to Scotland.
In 1923 circus magnate John N. Ringling (1866-1936) purchased St. Armands Key, an uninhabited, 150-acre, oval-shaped island. He planned a community of fine residences with a central circle park surrounded by shops. The park was named in memory of his friend President Warren Harding (1865-1923).
American National Bank (Orange Blossom Hotel)
The historic American National Bank Building, later known as the Orange Blossom Hotel, is located at 1330 Main Street in downtown Sarasota, Florida. The building is a significant historical and architectural landmark in the city. Neo-Classical in style, it is one of the three earliest skyscrapers in Sarasota.
A Typical Lunch Counter
This lunch counter could have been anywhere in the country, however this photo is of one in Ringling Shopping Center in the 1960s.
Gulf Stream Avenue
his photo was about 50 years before U.S. 41 was rerouted from Main Street to Mound Street.