Photos: Sarasota History
Gulf View Inn Interior
An interior shot of the Gulf View Inn on Siesta Key. It was designed to look like a lodge and had an indoor pond with a live aligator in it.
Highsmith and Turner
A photo of Highsmith and Turner, primarily a general store and drug store on the South side of lower Main Street in Sarasota, Florida.
Hover Arcade - A Birds-eye View
The Hover Arcade was constructed in 1913 and was the gateway to the city's Municipal Pier.
Hover Arcade - Front View
A frontal view of the charming Hover Arcade building that was the gateway to the Municipal Pier in Sarasota, Florida.
Hudson Bayou and Orange Avenue Bridge
An early view of the Hudson Bayou with a few simple homes dotting the shoreline.
Junction of Main Street and Palm Avenue
A panoramic view of Lower Main Street in the 1920s. The Archibald Hardware store on the right, was located where today's 1350 Main Condominium now stands.
Kiss a fish!
In this 1963 image, Charlotte Kicklighter is pretending to kiss a tarpon on the Municipal Pier as she poses for a publicity photo.
Knight Drug Store 1902
This is an image of Fred Knight's Drug Store which sold a host of items to serve early Sarasotan's needs.