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Sarasota Terrace Hotel

Markers: Sarasota History

Location: 101 South Washington Blvd., Sarasota, FL

Sarasota History - Sarasota Terrace Hotel photo

Built by Charles Ringling in 1925 on the site of the number one green of the Old Gillespie Golf Course, this building was originally known as the Ringling Terrace Hotel. It later became known as the Sarasota Terrace Hotel. After passing through several ownerships it was purchased by Arthur Allyn to house the Chicago White Sox baseball team during spring training. After weathering the Great Depression, hurricanes and the wars that followed, the hotel finally closed its' doors. The building was purchased by Sarasota County in 1972. After extensive remodeling, it is now the Sarasota County Administration Center.

Dedicated in 1982 by the Sarasota County Historical Commission

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