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542 Ohio Lane

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Tucked away on a peaceful street in historic Laurel Park, just moments from the heart of downtown Sarasota, this artful 1940s cottage with guest house is brimming with vintage character while being graciously attuned to today's lifestyle.

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HISTORY QUIZ

Who am I?

Posted: Wednesday, November 2, 2016

I was a very popular watering-hole back in my day from 1940 until 1969 when I was so rudely torn down. My loyal patrons had to go elsewhere for their cocktails and other libations. Your task today is to think about where I was located, and to provide my name. Who am I?

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Old Caples Hall at New College of Florida

By: Lauren O'Neil-Butler; former Sarasota History Center intern

Historic Old Caples Hall, a hidden treasure located at 5315 Bayshore Road on the New College of Florida campus, has been a place of study, sport, and festive occasions for over fifty years.

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Rigby's LaPlaza

Harry Ben Rigby platted out his La Plaza Subdivision in 1925, and completed his unique enclave of Spanish Eclectic structures in 1926. They were perfect for him to house his family, and his Sarasota Real Estate Exchange office in their home, on the corner of Alta Vista and Osprey Avenue.

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Bay Haven School

Bay Haven School is one of two elementary schools built in Sarasota from identical plans to accommodate population growth resulting from the 1920s real estate boom. Bay Haven and Southside Elementary were designed by architect M. Leo Elliott, a New York-trained practitioner with offices in Sarasota, Tampa, Orlando and St. Petersburg.

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Cornish Apartments

The Cornish Apartments were completed in late 1925 by Andrew Cornish, a successful local Realtor, as two duplex structures with a separate multiple-bay garage at the rear of the site. The two mirror-image structures are located at 1641 and 1647 Loma Linda Street in the Seminole Heights Subdivision.

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A Typical Lunch Counter

This lunch counter could have been anywhere in the country, however this photo is of one in Ringling Shopping Center in the 1960s.

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Greetings From Sarasota Florida

"Lions, tigers and bears, oh my!" Oops, in this case, lions, tigers and a gorilla. Judy Garland wouldn’t have cared either way, since she had a way with conquering all the challenges that came her way in “The Wizard of Oz.”

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