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Gillespie Home

Photos: Sarasota History

Credit: Sarasota County History Center

Sarasota History - Gillespie Home photo

This was the second home of Col. John Hamilton Gillespie and his wife, Blanche on Morrill Street. They can be seen in the far left corner of this image. Gillespie was called upon to save the original colony of people who attempted to settle here under less-than-desirous conditions. He introduced the game of golf to Florida, and was the first Mayor of the Town of Sarasota.

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