Who am I?
Let’s see; I am either tricky or easy-as-pie (whoever said pie was easy?). This photo of me was taken in 1965 and I am nearing completion. Note - I am mostly constructed from cinder block and was designed by ‘studio’ architects who were trained by their famous leader.
A $10,000 Silver King
Ordinarily, when a Silver King is mentioned, it brings to mind a two-hour struggle to boat or land a 185 (or more) pound tarpon.
John Hamilton Gillespie
"The Father of Sarasota," John Hamilton Gillespie, was born in 1852 in Edinburgh, Scotland. He arrived here in 1886 to assist the failing Florida Mortgage and Investment Company, a development company partially owned by his father in Edinburgh.
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.
VINTAGE REAL ESTATE
613 Venice Avenue
One of the only walled 1926 historic estates located on the the Island of Venice. This unique, rare treasure is 2 blocks to the famous Venice Beach and to downtown Venice.
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.
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.
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.