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613 Venice Avenue

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One of the only walled 1926 historic estates located on the the Island of Venice. This unique, rare treasure is 2 blocks to the famous Venice Beach and to downtown Venice.

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Where was I?

Posted: Thursday, July 14, 2016

I’m not going to tell you my name because that will probably give my location away. As well, I have nothing to say about the four guys up on top of the telephone pole...

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Museum of the Cross

By: Ann Shank, former Sarasota County Historian

Although Ben Stahl’s Museum of the Cross was open to the public for only three years, it made a lasting impression on those who saw it. 

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Rigby's LaPlaza

Harry Ben Rigby platted out his La Plaza Subdivision in 1925, and completed his unique enclave of Spanish Eclectic structures in 1926. They were perfect for him to house his family, and his Sarasota Real Estate Exchange office in their home, on the corner of Alta Vista and Osprey Avenue.

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Bay Haven School

Bay Haven School is one of two elementary schools built in Sarasota from identical plans to accommodate population growth resulting from the 1920s real estate boom. Bay Haven and Southside Elementary were designed by architect M. Leo Elliott, a New York-trained practitioner with offices in Sarasota, Tampa, Orlando and St. Petersburg.

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Cornish Apartments

The Cornish Apartments were completed in late 1925 by Andrew Cornish, a successful local Realtor, as two duplex structures with a separate multiple-bay garage at the rear of the site. The two mirror-image structures are located at 1641 and 1647 Loma Linda Street in the Seminole Heights Subdivision.

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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.

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Greetings From Sarasota Florida

"Lions, tigers and bears, oh my!" Oops, in this case, lions, tigers and a gorilla. Judy Garland wouldn’t have cared either way, since she had a way with conquering all the challenges that came her way in “The Wizard of Oz.”

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