Vintage Sarasota


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10/30/2014

Amendment 1 Aims to Aid Conservation Efforts

Amendment 1 would require the state to dedicate 33 percent of the excise tax on documents to “acquire, restore, improve and manage conservation lands.” Plus, this month’s Vintage Sarasota.

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06/26/2014

Should Denser Development Come to the Rosemary District?

Hot topics, talk and history.

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06/11/2014

Vintage Sarasota: Bird Key

This photo shows an aerial view of Bird Key circa 1935, before Thomas Martin Worcester built the New Edzell Castle for his beloved wife and Arvida Realty, Inc. carved out a name for luxury living in Sarasota. Courtesy of the Sarasota Historical Society Related Articles: Vintage Sarasota: Old City Hall Vintage Sarasota: American Legion War […]

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06/4/2014

Vintage Sarasota: Ringling Bros. & Barnum and Bailey Circus Winter Quarters

This photo, taken circa 1950, shows the Ringling Bros. & Barnum and Bailey Circus’ entrance to their winter quarters, located on North Beneva Road in Sarasota. Here, the performers would set up camp on the County Fair Grounds and train for their grueling summer season traveling the country. The quarters, which moved from Bridgeport, Conn., […]

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05/30/2014

Should Sarasota Create a Cultural District on the Downtown Waterfront?

Hot topics, talk and history.

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05/28/2014

Vintage Sarasota: The USS Sarasota

Built for World War II, this Naval Attack Transport ship, named the USS Sarasota, was constructed in 1944. During its active time, it came to Sarasota twice: once in 1951, where it staged a mock attack of the city for the July 4 weekend, and another time in 1952. It was decommissioned in 1955 and […]

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05/21/2014

Vintage Sarasota: Lido Beach Casino

This picture shows the Lido Beach Casino in its heyday around 1940. Demolished in 1969, this building included a junior Olympic-sized swimming pool, a ballroom, restaurants, shops and bars. Courtesy of the Sarasota Historical Society.  Related Articles: Vintage Sarasota: Main Street and Palm Avenue Vintage Sarasota: Ringling Bros. & Barnum and Bailey Circus Winter Quarters […]

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05/14/2014

Vintage Sarasota: American Legion War Memorial Dedication Ceremony

The American Legion War Memorial was originally built by the Sarasota Bay Post of the American Legion, and it was located in the center of Five Points. In 1917, a flag pole was placed in the memorial to honor those from Sarasota who had gone to World War I. As tribute to the armistice that […]

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05/7/2014

Vintage Sarasota: Old City Hall

Now the site of the famous Marina Jack restaurant, this pier was once home to the Hover Arcade, the city fire department and city hall. The Hover brothers, Dr. William E., J.O. and Frank B.,  purchased Harry Higel’s dock in 1911 after they began to frequent the Sarasota area between the Christmas holiday and April. […]

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05/1/2014

Mr. Chatterbox: What Sarasota Was Like 35 Years Ago

This month: Let’s take a little time-travel tour and visit Sarasota 35 years ago.

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05/1/2014

Our Town: News and Notes from the Community, May 2014

The battle over Big Pass, the history of downtown’s U.S. Garage Building and more community news.

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05/1/2014

Vintage Sarasota: Main Street and Palm Avenue

The corner of Main Street and Palm Avenue has been home to a variety of buildings over the years, but since the 1890s it has mostly been a site for hotels. Before beachfront lodging took off, this downtown area was considered ideal for hotel construction because of its location in the business district and proximity […]

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03/1/2014

Should Medical Marijuana Be Legal? Sarasota Experts Weigh In

Should medical marijuana be legal? John Morgan of Morgan & Morgan and other Sarasota experts weigh in. Plus, this month’s Vintage Sarasota and more.

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01/31/2014

Our Town: Sarasota News for February 2014

Hot topics, talk and history.

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01/2/2014

SCAT, MCAT to Merge? Plus More Sarasota City News

Hot topics, talk and history.

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11/1/2013

Sarasota City News: November 2013

Hot topics, talk and history.

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10/1/2013

Vintage Sarasota Signs

Architect Martin Treu, a former Sarasota resident, publishes a new book featuring vintage Sarasota signs.

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