VINTAGE REAL ESTATE
1666 Hillview Street
Rare, historic property: Spacious, wooded, location in Sarasota's most desirable neighborhood.
Who am I?
I was established to help folks who were in need of long term care and could not afford it without my help. Several community leaders came together with a mission to have me built.
Contributions of Charles Ringling
Sarasota County has been fortunate over the years by having visionary people who saw the potential of this primitive area. Between 1910 and 1920, people like Mrs. Potter Palmer, Owen Burns and John and Charles Ringling were beginning to transform Sarasota from a small fishing village to the ideal winter retreat.
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.
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.
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".
My how Fruitville Road has changed over the years!
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.