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Gulf Stream Avenue

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Sarasota History - Gulf Stream Avenue photo

In the beginning of the 20th century this is what Gulf Stream Avenue looked like, sans condominiums. This photo was about 50 years before U.S. 41 was rerouted from Main Street to Mound Street. In doing so, Luke Wood Park was cut in half and 41 then segued west to the bay front, requiring a lot of dredging to accommodate the highway and the creation of Island Park.