Postcards: Sarasota History
The Hotel Sarasota was our first 'skyscraper.' It opened at the Northeast corner of Main Street and Palm Avenue in early 1925.
A 1930s view of lower Main Street in Sarasota, Florida, showing the entrance to the City Pier through the Hover Arcade.
Hotel Watrous With First Outdoor Lighting
A Northwest view of the Hotel Watrous.
The Hover Arcade was built for a reported cost of $20,000 in 1913 and completed in 5 months by Ohioans, Dr. W.E. Hover and his two younger brothers.
Hover Arcade From Gulf Stream Avenue
A view of the Hover Arcade as seen from Gulf Stream Avenue.
Hover Arcade Looking West
A frontal view of the Hover Arcade at the foot of Main Street in Sarasota, Florida.
Hover Arcade's Arch
A picturesque view from the Hover Arcade arch looking up Main Street in Sarasota, Florida.
Careful, a hungry alligator might be waiting for you!