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Who am I?

Quiz: Now, wasn’t I smart to perch myself on top of stilts? FEMA would be proud of me. I was located on Sarasota Beach, but unfortunately am no longer there.

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Belle Haven Apartments

Video: This week on Sarasota History Alive we explore a Mediterranean Revival structure designed by Dwight James Baum as the Broadway or El Vernona Apartments.

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Sarasota Naval Militia

Article: More than a year before the United States entered World War I; Sarasota began to organize a naval militia division. In March 1916 an announcement in the Sarasota Times invited young men to meet at the Sarasota Yacht and Automobile Club ...

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Vintage Living

Real Estate: Explore unique properties in charming neighborhoods. From 1920 bungalows to post modern Sarasota School of Architecture your dream home awaits.

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Sarasota County History

photo: Arthur T. and Loretta P. Nelson House

Arthur T. and Loretta P. Nelson House

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.

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photo: Kentucky Military Institute

Kentucky Military Institute

"The Military School with a winter home in Sunny Florida."

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photo: The Making of an Art Colony

The Making of an Art Colony

Sarasota’s dedication and to recognition for art began in the 1930s. This was essentially due to John Ringling’s bequest of the Mable Ringling Museum of Art and his residence, Ca’d’Zan, to the State of Florida.

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