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Who am I?

Quiz: My original name was “El Toro,” but architect, Thomas Reed Martin did a really cool number on me, and transformed my box shape to something that was worthy of his talents

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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: 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: My Life in Sarasota as an Actor at the Palm Tree Playhouse

My Life in Sarasota as an Actor at the Palm Tree Playhouse

I began my Sarasota experience in 1957 when I was hired in New York City by Stuart Lancaster, the owner of the Palm Tree Playhouse to work for him as an Intern/actor position.  We were put up locally and I stayed in the home of Mason Baldwin on Second Street.

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