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Postcards: Sarasota History

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Acacia's

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.

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Admiral Motel

The Admiral Motel was originally built as the Halton Sanitarium, and then later the home of Owen Burns and his family.

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Aerial View of Downtown Sarasota

Aerial View of Downtown Sarasota

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Aerial View of Municipal Pier and Downtown Sarasota

Aerial View of Municipal Pier and Downtown Sarasota

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Avenue of Royal Palms

Royal Palms were often used to create a landscaping 'avenue' in many places of Florida.

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Bank of Sarasota

The Bank of Sarasota is associated with John Ringling and was on the Northeast corner of Main Street and South Pineapple Avenue, also known as 5 Points.

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Bay Island Hotel

As the name implies, the Bay Island Hotel was located on Bay Island near the North side of Siesta Key. Originally, it was only accessible by boat.

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Bay Island Hotel View of Walkway to Dock

A view of people awaiting the boat, at the Bay Island Hotel, to get to the Sarasota mainland.

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