Postcards: Sarasota History
A view of J.C. Brown's home, Cherokee Lodge, located in his dream development Cherokee Park.
Cherokee Lodge Eastern View
A front view of the Cherokee Lodge, located in the Cherokee Part development which was the dream of J.C. Brown. It was demolished in 1962.
John and Ida Chidsey responded to the need for additional funding, and laid the cornerstone for the Chidsey Library on May 12, 1941.
Church of The Redeemer
The beginnings of Sarasota's Episcopal Church of the Redeemer in 1887 are closely woven with founder Col. John Hamilton Gillespie.
The orginal City Dock at the foot of Main Street in Sarasota, Florida as it looked in the late 1800s.
City Dock Viewed from Belle Haven Inn
The City Dock as it was viewed from the Belle Haven Inn in the late 1800s.
Cocanut Palms and Sea Oats
The lure of cocoanut palms and sea oats are a mainstay in Florida.
The Mediterrean Revival Commercial Court building was located just to the North of today's Selby Public Library.