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1330 Main Street, #7

Graceful archways and stately columns set the stage for breathtaking views of downtown Sarasota and her beautiful bay front.

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Who Was I?

Posted: Wednesday, February 10, 2016

I know it is depressing to see me being torn down, but I was a very popular spot in my day. I think I have been replaced with a condo now; isn’t everything? Anyhow, your task today is to name me – in other words, “Who was I?”

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"The Winter People"

By: Daughter of Dr. James H. Bissell

My father, Dr. James H. Bissell, and his first wife evidently started going down to Sarasota to spend winters in the middle of the 1880s. 

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Belle Haven Apts.

Sarasota History Alive explore's a Mediterranean Revival structure designed by Dwight James Baum as the Broadway or El Vernona Apartments. This three-story, "L" - shaped Mediterranean Revival building was designed by Dwight James Baum as the Broadway or El Vernona Apartments. Today it is known as the Belle Haven.

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The Edson Keith Estate

The Edson Keith estate on the south bank of Phillippi Creek, typical of the grand estate houses erected by the extensive Chicago coterie of friends in Sarasota, reflects much of Sarasota's most venerable history.

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Burns Court Historic District

The Bryson/Crane House, located at 5050 Brywill Circle, Sapphire Shores Subdivision, Sarasota, Florida, is a one and two-story Mediterranean Revival Style residence, completed in 1925 that is noteworthy for its well-preserved architectural details.

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Fruitville Road

My how Fruitville Road has changed over the years!

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The City Pier, Sarasota

In the early 1950s, when I was busy being a kid, this is how the Municipal Pier looked. However, this may be a shot from the 1940s, but things did not change as rapidly back then as they do today.

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