Photos: Sarasota History
The Greatest Show on Earth
"The Greatest Show on Earth" was primarily filmed in Sarasota and premiered here in 1951 at the Florida Theater.
The Smack Drive Inn Restaurant
The Smack was a very popular drive-in restaurant that teenagers especially enjoyed.
The Wethea - One of John Ringling's Yachts
A shot of the Wethea, with Captain Rowe and his crew aboard, just off Golden Gate Point and next to today's Marina Jack and Island Park.
Tip Toe Inn
The Tip Toe Inn was a fine place to eat back in her day.
Tonnelier Building - Palms Hotel
This was Sarasota's first 'fire-proof' building built in 1912 on lower Main Street near the corner of Main Street and N. Pineapple Avenue.
Tuckers Sporting Goods 1920s
Tuckers Sporting Goods had several locations over the years.
Victor Grantham on Main Street
This little guy is Victor Grantham and he is being pulled in his Pioneer Express wagon by a calf on Main Street.
Worth's Block, a.k.a. the Gator Club
Worth's Block building was constructed in 1912 as a general store and animal feed store.