Today on
Sarasota History Alive!

Where am I?

Quiz: Now, didn’t I have some beautiful tile work in my gardens? It is your task to either name who was the last family to live inside my residence, or to figure out "Where was I?"

learn more »

Today on
Sarasota History Alive!

Belle Haven Apartments

Video: This week on Sarasota History Alive we explore a Mediterranean Revival structure designed by Dwight James Baum as the Broadway or El Vernona Apartments.

watch video »

Today on
Sarasota History Alive!

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 ...

learn more »

Today on
Sarasota History Alive!

Vintage Living

Real Estate: Explore unique properties in charming neighborhoods. From 1920 bungalows to post modern Sarasota School of Architecture your dream home awaits.

learn more »

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.

more »
photo: Avondale Heights Subdivision

Avondale Heights Subdivision

In December 1913, Oscar and Alice Burton joined real estate developer and future Sarasota Mayor Arthur B. Edwards (1914-1915 and 1920-1921) and his wife Fannie in selling the land south of Hudson Bayou to the Sarasota Improvement Company. In 1915, the area, recorded as Avondale Heights Subdivision, was advertised as “a place for families of average means.”

more »
photo: The Great Influenza Epidemic of 1918

The Great Influenza Epidemic of 1918

This winter season has brought a new variety of influenza to the United States. There have been many warnings about this flu and some comparisons have been made to the great flu epidemic of 1918 that swept the world.

more »

advertisement

Sarasota County History and Preservation Organizations

 

Get Our Free Weekly Newsletter

sign up
close
User ID :
Password :
Log In

Wrong user name or password!