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Where am I?

Quiz: Everyone loves a parade and these fine lasses are in the spirit on the flowered float. That’s all well and good, but my friends I am standing proud in the background behind the lovely ladies. I was an integral part of Sarasota for many years. You task is to give my name – Who am 1?

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Wilson Family Home

Video: In 1907 Dr. Wilson purchased the home located on the southeast corner of Ringling Boulevard and South Orange Avenue from Edgar Ferdon, a local architect. The house was not only the Wilson home, but also Dr. Wilson’s medical office.

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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: Cedar Point/Sunset Park

Cedar Point/Sunset Park

Cedar Point, a hook of land on Sarasota Bay, was platted in 1899 and recorded as an addition to the Town of Sarasota in 1900.

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photo: Sarasota High School - Rudolph Addition

Sarasota High School - Rudolph Addition

The Modern Movement/International Style


The modern movement began in Europe and gradually influenced American architects. European architects, including Mies van der Rhoe experimented with plasticity – exploiting new materials and the latest technological advances, especially the steel frame. Design emphasis was on utility and function, rather than ornament. With the Nazi party’s rise to power in Germany and the onset of World War II, several modern architectural designers immigrated to the United States, bringing with them their structural and theoretical concepts.

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