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Mable Ringling Memorial Fountain

In 1933 the Sarasota Garden Club hired notable architect Thomas Reed Martin to design a plan to improve Luke Wood Park. The plan included clearing the land, laying shell roads, and installing a reflection pool with a memorial fountain dedicated in Mable Ringling’s memory. The project was completed in 1936.

Seventy-five years later, the Sarasota Alliance for Historic Preservation will renovate this historic landmark, capture its beauty, and revitalize that community spirit.

Please call 953-8727 to learn more, or visit

Production Credits:

Special Thanks:
Special thanks to the John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art for permission to film the interior of the Ca’d’Zan mansion, the exterior, and Mable Ringling’s Rose Garden.

Sarasota Alliance for Historic Preservatio

Dorothea Calvert
Larry Kelleher
Ron McCarty
Don Smally
Joyce Waterbury

Al Marszalek; Smooth Al Productions, LLC
Sarasota History Alive!

Production Assistants: 

Dorothy Calvert
Larry Kelleher
Chris Marszalek
Ron McCarty
Joyce Waterbury

Digital Juice

Still Photos:
Ringling Museum of Art, The State Art Museum of Florida, Florida State University, the Sarasota County History Center, and Sarasota History Alive!

Sarasota Alliance for Historic Preservation disclaimer:
A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free (800-435-7352) within the state. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state. Registration # - CH35074

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