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Source: Sarasota County History Center

Sarasota History - Immokalee photo

"Immokalee," the home of Honore Palmer; son of Mrs. Potter Palmer. This lavish home was located between Field Road and Phillippi Creek, west of the Tamiami Trail, in the Landings subdivision. "Immokalee" was Seminole Indian for "my home." According to the December 1, 1921 edition of the Sarasota Times, "Immokalee, the beautiful winter home of Honore Palmer, on Sarasota Bay, with its rare paintings and art treasures," was a heap of ashes and ruins after a fire broke out. He decided to take over the caretaker's house and add on to it instead of rebuild his mansion.