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Where am I?

Quiz: Okay, I know this young woman looks strange sitting in a waterless garden fountain, but by the time this photo was taken, my accompanying mansion was sitting empty and waiting for a new owner.

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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: Florida Joined Union in 1845 as a Slave State

Florida Joined Union in 1845 as a Slave State

When Florida became a state March 3, 1845, its population was about 60,000. While Florida voters had supported statehood in 1837 by a small margin, it took eight years for statehood to become a reality.

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Main Stree Traders - Sarasota, FL

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