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Who am I?

Posted: Wednesday, July 22, 2015

I was built in 1941 and have served many a useful purpose over the years; however, being in Florida, termites are a scourge that we have to deal with periodically. I am covered for the exterminator’s poisoning while a building is going up in the background.

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John D. McDonald

By: Charlotte Roberts

Dean Koontz calls him his all-time favorite writer.  Stephen King thinks he’s the great entertainer of our age. Carl Hiassen says he was the “first modern writer to nail Florida dead-center, to capture all its languid sleaze, racy sense of promise and breath-grabbing beauty.”

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South Lido Park

Otto Schmidt Zoldan, a pioneer, settled on the southern tip of this key and in 1904 applied for a homestead. His claim, granted in 1910, included much of the land which became South Lido Park. Once known as Sarasota Key, the island was renamed Lido Key...

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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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2361 Fiesta Drive

Enjoy the charm, history and romance of 1920s Sarasota in this secluded and serene one-acre, very private estate.

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Edward H. Knight House

The Edward H. Knight House is a one-story bungalow located at 1828 Grove Street between U.S. 41 and South Osprey Avenue in Grove Park Subdivision within the city limits of Sarasota, Florida.

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Five Points 1930s

A view of Five Points looking East in the 1930s. Note the World War I Memorial in the center of the intersection; our first round-about.

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Acacia's

The Acacias was erected on Yellow Bluffs, the old homesite of the Whitaker family, by Mr. and Mrs. B.L. Honore, the uncle and aunt of Mrs. Potter Palmer. Following the death of her husband, Mrs. Honore lived here until she died in 1922 at the age of 89.

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