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542 Ohio Lane

Tucked away on a peaceful street in historic Laurel Park, just moments from the heart of downtown Sarasota, this artful 1940s cottage with guest house is brimming with vintage character while being graciously attuned to today's lifestyle.

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Who am I?

Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2016

I was well-known guy in Sarasota, though there was a few of us that shared the same last name. If I give you too many more hints, you might feel faint and need some smelling salts – hmmm… let’s see if there are any on the shelf.

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Fire and Ice Threatened Early Colonists in Florida

By: Ann Shank, former Sarasota County Historian

During a Florida winter, weather professionas remind us that the cooler, drier air brings an increased chance of wildfire and occasional frost.

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Charles Ringling

Who is Ringling Boulevard named after in Sarasota? If you thought John Ringling of Circus and Museum fame you'd be wrong. It was his brother Charles Ringling. He played a key role in the development of the downtown area.

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Historic Spanish Point

This 30-acre preserve includes prehistoric shell middens and a burial mound dating from 3,000 B.C to 1000 A.D., buildings from the homestead of John Greene Webb, and gardens from the winter estate of Mrs. Potter Palmer.

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El Patio Apartments

The "El Patio Apartments" are located at 500 Audubon Place. The structure was built in 1926 for Ms. Lillian Piper, owner and designer of the building. The apartment building was one of many built during the Sarasota "Land Boom".

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Fruitville Road

My how Fruitville Road has changed over the years!

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Ritz Plaza in Miami Beach

The Grossinger family expanded from their Catskill resort into Miami Beach in 1939. The Art Deco tower was designed by architect L. Murray Dixon and opened as the Grossinger Beach Hotel. It was the first air-conditioned hotel on Miami Beach.

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