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Archive for December, 2013

12/31/2013

Photo of the Week: Skyscape

This week’s Photo of the Week: A downtown Sarasota view straight to the Gulf of Mexico.

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12/18/2013

Vintage Photo: Ca’d’Zan

This week’s Vintage Photo: The Ringling Museum’s Ca d’Zan, circa 1950.

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12/18/2013

Vintage Sarasota: John Hamilton Gillespie

John Hamilton Gillespie (1920). This photograph of “The Father of Sarasota” was taken only a few years before Gillespie’s death in 1923. Affectionately referred to as “Colonel” in the community, Gillespie served as the first mayor of the Town of Sarasota, holding office for six terms following his election in 1902. He is credited with […]

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12/11/2013

Vintage Sarasota: John and Ida Chidsey

Chidsey Library Dedication: John and Ida Chidsey (1941). On May 12, 1941, Sarasota decided it needed a formal library. Having a makeshift library change hands and locations over the past 40 years, John and Ida Chidsey donated the $25,000 necessary to build the library. The dedication ceremony pictured above took place on November 13, 1941 in […]

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12/11/2013

Vintage Sarasota: Longboat Ritz-Carlton

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12/5/2013

Photo of the Week: Downtown Sarasota by Night

This week’s Photo of the Week: A gorgeous capture of downtown Sarasota by night.

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