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Chidsey Library

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Source: Sarasota County History Center
Location: 701 N. Tamiami Trail,, Sarasota, FL

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John and Ida Chidsey responded to the need for additional funding, and laid the cornerstone for the Chidsey Library on May 12, 1941. The building was the second major structure built in Bayfront Park with WPA grants, and Thomas Reed Martin was the architect.

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