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Photos: Sarasota History

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The Greatest Show on Earth

"The Greatest Show on Earth" was primarily filmed in Sarasota and premiered here in 1951 at the Florida Theater.

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The Smack Drive Inn Restaurant

The Smack was a very popular drive-in restaurant that teenagers especially enjoyed.

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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.

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Tip Toe Inn

The Tip Toe Inn was a fine place to eat back in her day.

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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.

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Tuckers Sporting Goods 1920s

Tuckers Sporting Goods had several locations over the years.

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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.

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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.

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