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Buildings: Sarasota History

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Crocker Memorial Church

The history of the Crocker Memorial Church begins with Peter Crocker, a Civil War veteran born in Wheeler, New York, who became a lighthouse keeper in Key West, Florida, and who, with his wife Sophia, came to the Sara Sota area of Manatee County in 1873 where he purchased 20 acres southwest of Bay and Bee Ridge Roads.

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Daisy Williams House

The general architectural style of "The Daisy Williams House" is suggestive of a Craftsman Style Bungalow, but is representative of a transitional period of style. The simplicity in design of the house represents the economic climate after the dissolution of the Florida Land Boom, the 1929 stock market crash and the subsequent Great Depression years.

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DeMarcay Hotel

The DeMarcay Hotel, a two-story rectangular-plan Mission Style structure, located at 27 South Palm Avenue was built by general contractor, W.R. Carman. He also constructed the adjacent Mira Mar Apartment complex.

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Dickerson Residence

The Dickerson Residence is located at 5211 Cape Leyte Drive in the Siesta Isles area of Siesta Key on a pie-shaped point of land that looks down the Grand Canal and has canals wrapping around both sides of the rear of the property.

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Dolph and Laura Albritton House

The DOLPH and LAURA ALBRITTON HOUSE is located at 1707 Bahia Vista Street at the intersection of Pomelo Avenue in Graham Heights Subdivision. The structure meets the criteria for historic designation through its association with the development of agriculture and the cultivation of strawberries...

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Dr. George Day House

The Dr. George Day House is located at 451 Woodland Drive in Sapphire Shores Subdivision in the northern section of the City of Sarasota. The house is Mediterranean Revival in style with Italianate influence and was constructed in 1926. This residential structure is one of two side-by-side mirror image houses.

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Dr. Halton Residence

The two-story, pressed stone, transitional Queen Anne Style building located at 308 Cocoanut Avenue (north-east corner of Third Street), was built from 1909 to 1910 for Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Halton. A contemporary press clipping noted: "Dr. & Mrs. Joseph Halton are moving into their new stone mansion today."

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Dr. Walter C. Kennedy Home

The property that this home was built on was originally owned by Colonel John Hamilton Gillespie and later sold to Owen Burns in approximately 1910. The Mediterranean Revival-Style house was constructed in 1925 by Harris Pearsall and Owen Burns.

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