Postcards: Sarasota History
Bay Island Hotel Walkway to Dock
A glimpse of the Bay Island Hotel grounds with boats in the background.
Belle Haven Inn
Originally known as the DeSoto Hotel, the Belle Haven Inn for many years was the only suitable accomodations for visitors to Sarasota in the early 1900s.
Belle Haven Inn Northern View
A glimpse of the Belle Haven Inn and Sarasota Bay.
Belle Haven Inn on lower Main Street
The Belle Haven Inn was located near the foot of Main Street within yards of where the Landing of the Scots took place.
Belle Haven Inn Viewed from Dock
A view of the private dock extending into Sarasota Bay at the Belle Haven Inn.
Belle Haven Inn Viewed from Municipal Pier
A view of the Belle Haven Inn overlooking Sarasota Bay from the first city dock.
This postcard states that this is the favorite outdoor sport in St. Petersburg. Being a bench-warmer must have been a big thing back in the 1920s
Bobby Jones Golf Course
The 18-hole Bobby Jones Golf Course, designed by Donald J. Ross, was formally opened on February 13, 1927 before a gallery of 1,500 golfers with Bobby Jones as the star attraction.