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1666 Hillview Street

Rare, historic property: Spacious, wooded, location in Sarasota's most desirable neighborhood.

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Who am I?

Posted: Wednesday, April 20, 2016

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.

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Contributions of Charles Ringling

By: Mark Smith, former Sarasota County Archivist

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. 

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Charles Ringling

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.

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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.

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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".

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Fruitville Road

My how Fruitville Road has changed over the years!

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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.

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