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Sarasota History Alive! Blog: History Quiz

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HISTORY QUIZ

Where Am I?

Posted: Wednesday, July 8, 2015

I am a stately structure that is important in our county history. These gentlemen are assembling my many parts and doing a fine job of it. Your task – Where am I?

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HISTORY QUIZ

Who am I?

Posted: Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Let’s see; I am either tricky or easy-as-pie (whoever said pie was easy?). This photo of me was taken in 1965 and I am nearing completion. Note - I am mostly constructed from cinder block and was designed by ‘studio’ architects who were trained by their famous leader.

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HISTORY QUIZ

Where Was I?

Posted: Wednesday, June 10, 2015

There aren’t too many diners like me around anymore, in case you haven’t noticed. I was located in a prime spot, if I do say so myself. Back in the day there wasn’t a lot of fancy eatin’ spots downtown with talented chefs like today. Your challenge is to name the two cross-streets on the corner where I was located. Where Was I?

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HISTORY QUIZ

Where was I?

Posted: Wednesday, May 27, 2015

My name was First Federal Savings and Loan and I was originally organized in 1934 by William Guy Shepard who was my first president. Under the leadership of Mr. Shepard and later George K. Page, I became one of the largest financial institutions in ...

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HISTORY QUIZ

Where was I?

Posted: Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Now, I don’t expect that a lot of you remember me; I was a slender building on a busy street. On my left side was the Halton Hospital and on the right was Mac’s Food Shop. I even had a phenomenal Aztec relief that you might not be able ...

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HISTORY QUIZ

Who am I?

Posted: Wednesday, April 29, 2015

My original name was “El Toro,” but architect, Thomas Reed Martin did a really cool number on me, and transformed my box shape to something that was worthy of his talents.

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HISTORY QUIZ

Who am I?

Posted: Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Okay, I know…this one appears to be too easy for our savvy quiz participants. Yes, as you guessed, I am, MacKinlay Kantor, Pulitzer Prize winning author and member of the Liar’s Club at the old Plaza Restaurant in downtown Sarasota. But do any of you recall my dog’s name? That is your challenge this week – “Who am I?”

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